Agnes Water - Beach in Seventeen Seventy Gladstone QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Agnes Water

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

Agnes Water used to be a relatively remote beach located 70 km north of Bundaberg and 60 km off the Bruce Highway. Most of the road was only sealed in the mid 1990's. It really only began opening up in the 1990's, with many comparing it to Noosa Heads before... Read more

Agnes Water used to be a relatively remote beach located 70 km north of Bundaberg and 60 km off the Bruce Highway. Most of the road was only sealed in the mid 1990's. It really only began opening up in the 1990's, with many comparing it to Noosa Heads before the boom. Reflecting its "newness", the Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1989 at the southern end of the beach and was moved to its present location 2 km further up the beach in 1998. Today the small settlement boasts a small shopping area, new tavern and motel, together with a few caravan parks and a growing number of houses. The name comes from the schooner "Agnes" which, in 1873, disappeared in heavy weather after taking shelter in Pancake Creek. The main beach is 5.5 km long, running from Round Hill in the north down to Agnes Water. The beach is relatively straight and faces east-north-east. It is famous amongst surfers as being the most northerly beach on the east coast to regularly receive Tasman Sea swell which, when it arrives, provides some excellent surf. Most of the beach is backed by a low dune and natural vegetation. At the southern Agnes Water end there is an extensive foreshore reserve, including a camping reserve. The beach usually receives waves averaging about 1 m, which combine with the medium sand to build a moderately steep high tide beach, with a continuous bar exposed at low tide. During and following higher swell, up to 30 rip channels are cut across the lower section of the bar and an outer bar forms along the central and northern sections of the beach. The rip channels will persist for some weeks during lower wave conditions.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach in the southern patrolled area. Care must be taken if the swell exceeds 1m as rips will be present, particularly at low tide and up the beach.

Surfing

It all depends on the swell. A top spot when it arrives, producing a right off the point, otherwise usually a low beach break.

Fishing

Good off the beach when rip holes are present, otherwise best off the rocks at each end.

General

An attractive beach that is still relatively unspoiled. However the surrounding region is experiencing rapid development.

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Agnes Water Beach (Lifeguards)

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Agnes Water SLSC

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16/09
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17/09
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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
24°C
Water
22°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

Submerged Objects
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Marine Stingers
Strong Currents
Strong Currents
High surf
High surf

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Formal parking area
Camping
Toilets
Caravan park
Drinking water
Friday, 20 Sep 9:58

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.


Seventeen Seventy, QLD 4677
Length: 0.01km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1471