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. 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.

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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15/10

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21/10

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08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

Tower 18 - Burleigh Heads Lifeguards

Mon

15/10

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16/10

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17/10

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18/10

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19/10

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20/10

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21/10

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Information

About

Miami, QLD 4220

Includes beaches:
Burleigh Beach, North Burleigh

Length:
0km

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
  • Toilets
  • Caravan park
  • Drinking water
  • Seawall

Regulation Symbols

  • No Littering
  • No Vehicles
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Naked Flames
  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • PWC's Prohibited
  • No Smoking
  • Vessels Prohibited
  • No Alcohol
  • No Horses
  • Water Skiing Prohibited
  • No Trailbikes

Marine Warnings

Tue, 16 Oct 04:45
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Queensland

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 7:11 am

Day 23°    Night 17°
19.8°C
A few showers

Water Temperature  22°C


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the early morning and then 10 to 15 knots by the afternoon or evening.
Swell: Easterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

2 am
0.64m
7 am
0.34m
2 pm
0.98m
9 pm
0.19m

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 17, Oct

Day 25°    Night 17°
Possible shower

Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Point Lookout. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
0.60m
8 am
0.38m
3 pm
0.96m
10 pm
0.14m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:10 pm


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 16th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 17th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:10 pm
Thu 18th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:10 pm
Fri 19th 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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