Between Shoal Point and Eimeo headland is an open, 4 km wide, east-north-east facing bay that contains three beaches - one at Shoal Point, the long Bucasia beach and the tidal Sunset Bay. Bucasia is one of Mackay’s northern beaches and is a popular residential, holiday and traveller destination.Bucasia beach... Read more
Between Shoal Point and Eimeo headland is an open, 4 km wide, east-north-east facing bay that contains three beaches - one at Shoal Point, the long Bucasia beach and the tidal Sunset Bay. Bucasia is one of Mackay’s northern beaches and is a popular residential, holiday and traveller destination.Bucasia beach (1105) begins immediately south of the Shoal Point rocks and runs south for 3 km before swinging around to face north-east and finally north, at the low energy mouth of Eimeo Creek that forms its southern boundary. The beach is backed by vegetated parabolic dunes in the north, with the Kohuna Resort and residential development along the southern 2 km; all fronted by a wide foreshore reserve and in the very south, a caravan park, and finally a narrow sandy spit. Toward the northern end of the reserve is an older style timber tidal pool. There are a few shops and a small shopping centre, together with a boat ramp into the backing southern Eimeo Creek. Several boats are usually moored in the mangrove-fringed creek. The beach itself begins as a low gradient high tide beach and 200 m wide low tide bar, which become more protected in the southern 2 km to form a steep high tide beach fronted by 1 km of intertidal sand flats, widening to 2.5 km off Eimeo Creek.
Both Shoal Point and Bucasia offer kilometres of relatively safe swimming, with a tidal pool for summer bathing. Be careful at the creek mouth owing to the deeper, cobble-lined channels and strong tidal currents.
Chance of small, spilling breakers at Shoal Point.
Eimeo Creek is a favourite spot; tourists also try their luck off Bucasia beach at high tide.
A lovely embayment with beaches ranging from the more exposed Shoal Point to the very protected Sunset Bay.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1105