Weather Forecast
14.30°C
Current Temperature
11.00km/h
Wind speed
21.79°C
Water Temperature
0.85m
Swell
1.46m
Tide
8/11
UV
Palm Beach is a 4 km long, north-east facing beach bordered by Burleigh Heads and Tallebudgera Creek to the north, and Currumbin Point and Currumbin Creek in the south. Both creeks have rock groynes/training walls extending out across the surf zone to form the actual beach ends. The Gold Coast Highway parallels the beach 200 m inland and numerous side streets provide good access to the length of the beach. The entire beach is backed by beachfront houses and apartments, including several high rises. A continuous seawall has been built to protect this development from cyclone erosion, together with two small groynes toward the centre of the beach. The beach is patrolled by three surf lifesaving clubs, at Tallebudgera in the north, Pacific-North Palm Beach in the centre and Palm Beach to the south, together with lifeguards at all three locations. Waves average 1.5 m along the beach, which have produced a 200 m wide double bar system. The inner bar is usually cut by deep rip channels every 200 to 300 m, in addition to strong permanent rips against the end groynes and smaller rips against the two central groynes. A deep trough parallels the bar, with the outer bar cut by more widely spaced rips. At times, beach erosion cuts the beach back to the seawall.
Beach Length: 0.004km
General Hazard Rating: 6/11

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

Mon
26 Sep
Tue
27 Sep
Wed
28 Sep
Thu
29 Sep
Fri
30 Sep
Sat
01 Oct
Sun
02 Oct
Tower 17 - Tallebudgera Creek Lifeguards
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
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Neptune Royal Life Saving Club
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09:00 -17:00
09:00 -17:00
Tallebudgera SLSC
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08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
Tower 16 - Tallebudgera Beach Lifeguards
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
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Palm Beach SLSC (QLD)
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08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
Tower 14 - Palm Beach Lifeguards
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
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Tower 13 - South Palm Beach Lifeguards
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
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Pacific SLSC
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08:00 -17:00
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Tower 15 - Pacific Beach Lifeguards
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
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Information

Formal parking area
Drinking water
Toilets Block M/F
Unspecified
Seawall

Regulations

Camping Prohibited
No Naked Flames
No Littering
No Smoking
No Vehicles
No Horses
No Dogs Allowed

Hazards

Topographic rips

Weather

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.