Between The Burrum River mouth and Point Vernon is 30 km of sandy shore interrupted by two creeks, resulting in three long beaches. The shore initially faces north-east, swinging around to face north by Point Vernon. At the same time, wave height decreases to less than 0.5 m and the... Read more
Between The Burrum River mouth and Point Vernon is 30 km of sandy shore interrupted by two creeks, resulting in three long beaches. The shore initially faces north-east, swinging around to face north by Point Vernon. At the same time, wave height decreases to less than 0.5 m and the surf zone bar widens to become 1 km wide sand flats.Toogoom is an old but small settlement on the southern banks of Beelbi Creek mouth. It was originally settled on the creek by timber cutters, while today it is gradually spreading down the open beach. The beach (1518) extends from the creek mouth for 7 km toward the east-south-east to the smaller mouth of Oregan Creek. The Beelbi Creek tidal shoals extend up to 2 km off the creek and the northern 3 km of the beach, with the central section having 1.5 km wide sand flats, and more, smaller, 1 km wide tidal shoals off Oregan Creek (Fig. 4.96). As a result, waves are low at high tide and non-existent at low tide, unless you make the long walk out to the shoreline. The actual high tide beach is 30 m wide and relatively steep, contrasting with the wide, flat sand shoals. The beach is backed by a low foredune and foredune ridges that extend up to 1 km inland. A road parallels the back of the beach with a number of access tracks leading to the beach.
The main beaches offer relatively safe swimming at high tide, with sand flats at low tide. However be careful at the river and creek mouths, as there are strong tidal currents and deep water, particularly at Burrum Heads.
Low wave conditions usually prevail.
The river mouth and tidal shoals and channels are the most popular locations.
Three long, low energy and little-developed beaches, providing relatively safe high tide swimming, or a walk over the tidal flats at low tide.Read less
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SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.
General Hazard Rating: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1518