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.
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.