Sarina - Beach in Campwin Beach Mackay QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Sarina QLD

Sarina Beach (1141) lies between the rock flats and 35 m high Perpetua Point. The beach has a caravan park, two motels, a store and a number of holiday and residential houses, all contained in two streets backing the southern 500 m of the 1.3 km long beach. The beach... Read more

Sarina Beach (1141) lies between the rock flats and 35 m high Perpetua Point. The beach has a caravan park, two motels, a store and a number of holiday and residential houses, all contained in two streets backing the southern 500 m of the 1.3 km long beach. The beach faces due east and is bordered in the north by some low intertidal rocks that separate it from Campwin beach, while in the south are the rocks of 40 m high Perpetua Point. The Sarina Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1968, is located at the far southern end of the beach and is the first building you see when arriving at the beach. A reserve and beachfront caravan park are located north of the club house.The beach has a high tide range, up to 8 m, and receives waves averaging between 0.5 and 1 m. These have built a narrow high tide beach, fronted by a 200 to 300 m wide, flat low tide beach (Fig. 4.66). A small creek crosses the centre of the beach, with the low rocks at the northern end.

Swimming

A relatively safe, patrolled beach when waves are less than 0.5 m. Be careful when waves exceed 0.5 m as they can produce rips, particularly at low tide. Campwin beach is patrolled occasionally with roving IRB patrols from Sarina SLSC.

Surfing

Usually a low, sloppy beach break, best at mid to low tide.

Fishing

Best off the southern head, as the beach can only be fished at high tide.

General

A popular spot with locals and holiday-makers, with all the facilities required for a day trip or a longer stay.

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Sarina SLSC

Sarina Beach (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Campwin Beach, QLD 4737

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1141

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Hazards

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  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Chironex
    Chironex
  • Crocodiles
    Crocodiles
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Long beach
    Long beach

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Cafe
  • Natural shade
  • Artificial shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering
  • No Removing Shellfish
  • Bombing Prohibited
  • No Firearms

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:09 pm

Day 26°    Night 15°
18.8°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  24°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Hamilton Island in the evening.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Hamilton Island at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

1 am
6.48m
7 am
1.13m
1 pm
5.00m
7 pm
1.25m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 26°    Night 17°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

2 am
6.14m
8 am
1.35m
2 pm
4.76m
8 pm
1.61m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:50 pm
Tue 30th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm
Wed 31st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm
Thu 1st 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 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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