At the southern end of the beach (1592B) is the Burleigh Heads/Mowbray Park Surf Life Saving Club, that dates back to 1919. It is located in the reserve, together with dressing sheds, a kiosk and a car park. The rocks of 90 m high Burleigh Heads begin just south of... Read more
At the southern end of the beach (1592B) is the Burleigh Heads/Mowbray Park Surf Life Saving Club, that dates back to 1919. It is located in the reserve, together with dressing sheds, a kiosk and a car park. The rocks of 90 m high Burleigh Heads begin just south of the club house, with a pool on the rocks. There is also a small rock groyne crossing the beach just to the north of the club house. The entire beach faces east-north-east and picks up most of the predominantly southerly swell, with waves averaging 1.5 m. These have produced a wide, low high tide beach fronted by a 200 m wide surf zone containing inner and outer bars. The inner bar is usually cut by several deep rip channels that flow into the deeper longshore trough, with the outer bar cut by more widely spaced rips. In addition, there is a permanent rip against South Nobby and a large permanent rip running out against Burleigh Heads.
The safest swimming is in the two patrolled areas at North Burleigh and Burleigh. There are usually six to eight rips along the beach, together with the permanent rips at each end, so use care if swimming and stay on the inner portion of the attached bar, clear of the rip channels and outer trough.
Burleigh Heads is one of Australia's top point breaks, with long, fast right-handers peeling over the sand and boulders that line the head. The beach also has beach breaks, that are best on the outer bar.
There are usually good rip holes along the beach, particularly against the rocks at each end.
A readily accessible beach backed by a continuous reserve, with two surf lifesaving clubs and lifeguard towers to provide added protection.Read less
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.