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Cape Hillsborough beach (1096) is 2 km long, extending from the northern rocks to the rocks of Andrews Point in a curving north-east to north facing arc. The central 1 km of the beach is backed by a 150 m wide, low foredune that links the cape with Andrews Point. Located on the foredune is the foreshore reserve and resort. The reserve has picnic and barbecue facilities and an amenities block, with boat launching access at its eastern end and a kiosk at the entrance to the resort. A mangrove-filled bay backs the foredune. The beach is composed of fine sand, receives low waves and consists of a wide, low gradient beach that is up to 200 m wide at low tide. It narrows toward Andrews Point, as a few rocks appear off the beach.
Beach Length: 2km
General Hazard Rating: 1/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


Formal parking area
Caravan park
Drinking water
Toilets Block M/F
Boat ramp



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