Burleigh Heads - Beach in Miami Gold Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Burleigh Heads QLD

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 (Fig. 4.154). 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 (Fig. 4.155).

Swimming

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.

Surfing

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.

Fishing

There are usually good rip holes along the beach, particularly against the rocks at each end.

General

A readily accessible beach backed by a continuous reserve, with two surf lifesaving clubs and lifeguard towers to provide added protection.

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Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC

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23/10

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26/10

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27/10

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28/10

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29/10

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08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

Tower 18 - Burleigh Heads Lifeguards

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23/10

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24/10

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25/10

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26/10

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27/10

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28/10

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29/10

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Information

About

Miami, QLD 4220

Includes beaches:
Burleigh Beach, North Burleigh

Length:
1km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1592B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Caravan park
  • Seawall

Weather

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:18 pm

Day 24°    Night 16°
23.5°C
Possible morning shower

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: 60% chance of showers in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

11 am
1.04m
5 am
0.21m
11 pm
0.79m
6 pm
0.20m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 26°    Night 17°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

5 am
0.25m
12 pm
1.01m
7 pm
0.20m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 26th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 3:00 pm
Fri 27th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:00 pm

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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