Four Mile Beach (south) - Beach in Orkabie Isaac QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Four Mile Beach (south) QLD

Between Yarrawonga Point and West Hill Island is an unnamed bay, 8 km wide at the entrance between the two points. It extends 5 km inland and contains 20 km of low energy shoreline, dominated by narrow, sandy beaches, extensive intertidal sand flats, and backing tidal creeks and mangrove-covered tidal... Read more

Between Yarrawonga Point and West Hill Island is an unnamed bay, 8 km wide at the entrance between the two points. It extends 5 km inland and contains 20 km of low energy shoreline, dominated by narrow, sandy beaches, extensive intertidal sand flats, and backing tidal creeks and mangrove-covered tidal flats, with the creek channels meandering across the tidal flats at low tide. There are vehicle tracks to the backing five beaches, but apart from some patches of cleared grazing land, there is no development.Immediately south of Four Mile beach is a smaller, 1.3 km long, east-north-east facing strip of high tide sand (Beach 1191), lying between the small unnamed creek and slightly larger southern unnamed creek. It is fronted by wide tidal flats and backed by a 50 to 100 m wide vegetated beach ridge and 200 m wide high tide salt flats. A vehicle track runs out over the salt flats to the beach.

Swimming

All five beaches are essentially high tide strips of sand fronted by wide tidal flats and, as a consequence, can only be used for swimming at high tide. While waves are low to often calm, be careful near the creeks as they have deep channels and strong tidal currents.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Excellent fishing in the creeks.

General

Five relatively isolated, undeveloped beaches, but accessible to those with a good map and a 4WD.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Orkabie, QLD 4741

Length:
1.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1191

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Irukandji
    Irukandji
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Chironex
    Chironex
  • Crocodiles
    Crocodiles
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

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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