Southport - Beach in Main Beach Gold Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Southport

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Immediately south of Narrow Neck is the 2 km long Southport (Main Beach) section (1591B). The Southport Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1919, the Southport Nippers Club and a dressing shed lie just off the beginning of The Esplanade. They are fronted by a large car park, a fenced... Read more

Immediately south of Narrow Neck is the 2 km long Southport (Main Beach) section (1591B). The Southport Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1919, the Southport Nippers Club and a dressing shed lie just off the beginning of The Esplanade. They are fronted by a large car park, a fenced foredune reserve and the beach. The beach, like the entire system, has a rip dominated inner bar and outer bar.

Swimming

The eight surf lifesaving clubs and 16 lifeguard towers attest to the potential hazards along this long beach. Rips are present whenever waves are breaking and deep rip channels may run out from the shoreline. Swim only in patrolled areas and avoid the rip holes and outer trough. Stay close inshore and on the attached portion of the bar.

Surfing

Beach breaks extend the full length of the beach. Conditions are best on the outer bar, with a moderate swell and offshore winds. The Nerang entrance wall can produce some better quality bars and breaks. There are plans for Queensland's first surfing reef on the beach at Narrow Neck.

Fishing

Beach fishing is a very popular pastime along the length of the beach, with conditions best when there are rips across the inner bar. The Nerang jetty and entrance wall are very popular spots to fish the channel or surf.

General

This is undoubtedly Australia's most heavily developed and utilised beach. It offers a huge range of accommodation, attractions and facilities, together with the surf lifesaving clubs and lifeguard towers, as well as 16 km of beautiful beach and surf. However the surf is hazardous, so be careful as to when and where you swim.

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Tower 41 - Sheraton Mirage Lifeguards

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Tower 40 - Main Beach Southport Lifeguards

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Tower 39 - Breaker Street Lifeguards

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Tower 38 - North Narrowneck Lifeguards

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Tower 37 - South Narrowneck Lifeguards

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Southport SLSC (QLD)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
19°C
Water
20°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

Hazards

Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High surf
High surf
Large unexpected waves
Large unexpected waves
Heavy shorebreak
Heavy shorebreak
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Winds
Winds
Beach erosion
Beach erosion
Beach exposure
Beach exposure
Long beach
Long beach

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Showers
Kiosk
Public phone
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Shade
Shelters
Playground
Caravan park
Bike path
Lookout
Natural shade
Artificial shade
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus
Seawall

Regulation Symbols

Bicycles Allowed
No Littering
Picking Plants Prohibited
No Naked Flames
Camping Prohibited
No Removing Shellfish
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
Shared Footway
Fires Prohibited
No Alcohol
No Horses
No Trailbikes
Monday, 16 Sep 7:43

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.


Main Beach, QLD 4217
Includes beaches: The Spit-miami, The Spit, Surfers Paradise, Northcliffe, Broadbeach, Kurrawa, Mermaid Beach, Nobby's Beach, Miami Beach
Length: 0km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1591B