Seaforth is an older beachfront settlement that has long been popular with people in the Mackay district. It retains much of its early character with many older style beach houses and the old beach tidal pool. It is now growing in popularity and at Seaforth and elsewhere in the area,... Read more
Seaforth is an older beachfront settlement that has long been popular with people in the Mackay district. It retains much of its early character with many older style beach houses and the old beach tidal pool. It is now growing in popularity and at Seaforth and elsewhere in the area, new residential and holiday developments are occurring. The settlement lies 22 km off the Bruce Highway and consists of a few rows of houses, a large beachfront caravan park and a long, grassy foreshore reserve. There are also a couple of stores and a service station, all located on the 200 m wide, low, sandy foredune ridges that back the beach.Seaforth Beach (1089) is 5 km long and runs south from Finlayson Point, then curves around to finally face north at the mouth at Plantation Creek, which forms the southern boundary. The beach receives waves averaging 0.4 m at the point, which decrease in height toward the creek. The beach responds by maintaining a wide, low gradient, 200 m wide bar in the north which, south of the pool, gradually widens to 1 km wide, ridged tidal sand flats. The creek exits via a deep channel across the southern end of the flats.
The Seaforth and Halliday Bay stinger enclosures are the safest location in the summer stinger season, otherwise the beaches are relatively safe with usually low waves. However, stay clear of the deep Plantation Creek channel and tidal currents.
Only low, spilling waves.
Best off the rocks or in Plantation Creek. There is a good all-tide boat ramp at Port Newry, at the back of Seaforth.
Two increasingly popular residential and holiday destinations, offering relatively safe beaches in a tropical setting.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: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1089