Currumbin - Beach in Currumbin Gold Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Currumbin QLD

Pacific Parade runs around the point and parallels the main 750 m long Currumbin beach (1595), providing good access to the length of the beach, with large car parks on the point and at Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club, located beside Elephant Rock. The club was founded in 1919, making... Read more

Pacific Parade runs around the point and parallels the main 750 m long Currumbin beach (1595), providing good access to the length of the beach, with large car parks on the point and at Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club, located beside Elephant Rock. The club was founded in 1919, making it one of the oldest on the Gold Coast. A few houses and apartments line the west side of the road, below the 30 m high slopes of the point. The beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m which produce a 200 m wide double bar system. The inner bar is usually attached to the beach and is cut by four rips, including a permanent rip against Currumbin Rock. The deep trough runs out past Elephant Rock all the way to Currumbin Rock, with the outer bar further offshore.

Swimming

This is a potentially hazardous beach owing to the persistent rips and strong permanent rips against the rocks, particularly at Currumbin Rock. The safest bathing is at the inlet beach and at the southern patrolled end of the surf beach. Stay on the inner bar and well clear of the rocks and rips.

Surfing

There are beach breaks on the inner and outer bars, however Currumbin is best known for the classic right-hand break that wraps around the north side of Currumbin Point. Most surfers walk out along the northern groyne before paddling out.

Fishing

There is both good beach fishing into the rip holes and rock fishing off Currumbin and Elephant Rocks, as well as fishing into Currumbin Creek.

General

This beach is a little off the highway, but a popular spot with swimmers, surfers, windsurfers and fishers.

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Information

About

Currumbin, QLD 4223

Length:
0.75km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1595

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Unspecified

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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