Bustard Bay (south)
Beach 1462 runs for 7.5 km from the southern side of Middle Creek to the smaller Eurimbula Creek inlet. The beach curves around to face north-east and, while receiving increasing protection to the south from Round Hill Head, it receives sufficiently high waves to maintain a rip-dominated low tide bar... Read more
Beach 1462 runs for 7.5 km from the southern side of Middle Creek to the smaller Eurimbula Creek inlet. The beach curves around to face north-east and, while receiving increasing protection to the south from Round Hill Head, it receives sufficiently high waves to maintain a rip-dominated low tide bar along most of the beach. The beach is backed by a 3 km wide, casuarina-covered beach to foredune ridge plain, and the modern beach appears to be continuing the progradation of the shoreline. The beach has a relatively low gradient, with a continuous low tide bar, cut by rips every 100 to 150 m, resulting in up to 40 rips along the beach. Towards Eurimbula inlet, the waves decrease in height and rips are less frequent. At the inlet are 100 to 200 m wide tidal shoals. There is 4WD access to the northern creek mouth, where a house is located.
These are four relatively isolated, little used beaches, which toward the north are rip-dominated and exposed to occasional higher waves. In addition there are deep channels and strong currents in the four creeks and inlets. Use caution if swimming, particularly if waves are breaking, toward low tide and in the creeks.
Best beach breaks are along the more exposed northern beaches and over the tidal inlet shoals.
Excellent fishing from the beach into the rip holes, and in the tidal creeks and inlets.
Bustard Bay's sandy shoreline remains much as it was when Cook sailed by and named the bay in 1770.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: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1462