North Kirra - Beach in Bilinga Gold Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

North Kirra QLD

North Kirra Surf Life Saving Club (1597C) is the newest on the beach, being established in 1949. It is located on a narrow reserve in front of Pacific Parade. It is also fronted by a continuous seawall which, during erosion periods, becomes exposed a few hundred metres south of the... Read more

North Kirra Surf Life Saving Club (1597C) is the newest on the beach, being established in 1949. It is located on a narrow reserve in front of Pacific Parade. It is also fronted by a continuous seawall which, during erosion periods, becomes exposed a few hundred metres south of the club house.

Swimming

Swimming conditions vary along the beach. Conditions are most hazardous at the Flat Rock and Tugun end owing to the prevalence of rip channels across the inner bar, together with the strong permanent rip against Elephant Rock and smaller rips that can form either side of Flat Rock. The patrolled area at the Tugun Surf Club is the best place to swim. At Bilinga and North Kirra the rips are less frequent, but a deep trough usually parallels the beach. Kirra Beach is the safest, with the lowest waves and usually no rips close to shore. However there is still a deep trough off the beach, with a current often sweeping north past the groyne.

Surfing

There are beach breaks along most of the beach, which to the south are better on the outer bar. The prime surfing spot is Kirra Point, famous for its long right-handers breaking over a sand bar produced in part by the Greenmount groyne (Fig. 4.167).

Fishing

There is good beach fishing right along the beach, into the rip holes along the northern end and straight into the longshore trough toward the south. In addition you can fish off the Kirra and Greenmount groynes and, when the beach is eroded, straight off the Kirra seawall.

General

This is a long beach that changes its character from north to south. It has also suffered from beach erosion, resulting in the construction of seawalls and groynes and requiring massive beach nourishment every few years.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

North Kirra SLSC

Tower 05 - North Kirra Lifeguards

Information

About

Bilinga, QLD 4225

Includes beaches:
Tugun-kirra, Tugun, Bilinga

Length:
0km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1597C

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Heavy shorebreak
    Heavy shorebreak
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Beach erosion
    Beach erosion
  • Water pollution
    Water pollution
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Playground
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Natural shade
  • Toilets
  • Artificial shade
  • Bike path
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Showers
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus
  • Groyne
  • Seawall

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering
  • No Vehicles
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • Bombing Prohibited
  • Pushing Prohibited
  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • PWC's Prohibited
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms
  • Shared Footway
  • No Glass
  • Surfcraft Prohibited
  • Fires Prohibited
  • No Alcohol
  • No Horses
  • No Trailbikes

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.

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