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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.
Beach Length: 5km
General Hazard Rating: 1/10

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Caravan park
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