Emu Park - Beach in Emu Park Rockhampton QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Emu Park QLD

Emu Park is a small holiday town that has long been a popular tourist destination. Traditionally holidaymakers have come from Rockhampton and surrounding country towns and even today this is still much the case, with the addition of travelling tourists and backpackers. The town is located in lee of low... Read more

Emu Park is a small holiday town that has long been a popular tourist destination. Traditionally holidaymakers have come from Rockhampton and surrounding country towns and even today this is still much the case, with the addition of travelling tourists and backpackers. The town is located in lee of low Emu Point, with attractive beaches either side. The two main surfing beaches immediately south of Emu Point were called Ladies and Mens Beaches. The small Ladies Beach still goes by that name, while Mens is better known today as Emu Park and is the site of the surf lifesaving club.The main surfing beach is Emu Park beach (1377), located on the south side of the point. It is 1.2 km long and faces due east, with low Rocky Point forming the southern boundary and a rock outcrop on the centre of the beach. Although the northern half is called Mens Beach, south of the rocks is also known as Shellys Beach. A lifesaving reel was placed on the beach in 1917 and the Emu Park Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1925. The modern club house is located at the northern end of the beach and is fronted by a seawall (Fig. 4.81). It is surrounded by an extensive grassy foreshore reserve and parking areas. The reserve runs the full length of the beach, with houses set well back from the shore.The beach receives waves averaging 0.5 to 1 m, which break across a wide, low gradient beach. At high tide the beach is 50 m wide, extending to over 200 m wide at low tide. There are low, rocky points at either end, together with the low intertidal rocks in the centre of the beach.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach, best at mid to high tide. Be careful when waves exceed 0.5 m as rips may occur, at low tide and around the rocks.

Surfing

The surfing beach for Emu Park, offering a usually low beach break.

Fishing

Best off the rocks at each end. There is a boat ramp on the north side of Emu Point.

General

Emu Park and its beaches comprise an attractive, relatively quiet, regional Queensland coastal town. The place to head if you do not need all the trappings of Yeppoon, with the added attraction of a nice patrolled beach.

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Emu Park SLSC

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Emu Park Beach (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Emu Park, QLD 4710

Length:
1km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1377

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Marine Stingers
    Marine Stingers

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Lookout
  • Natural shade
  • Artificial shade
  • Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Littering
  • No Vehicles
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Bike Riding
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Dogs Allowed

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb 2:57 am

Day 30°    Night 25°
26.9°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  29°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Cape Capricorn during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Agnes Water.

Tide

7 am
4.20m
12 am
1.23m
7 pm
3.66m
1 pm
1.15m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 30°    Night 25°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southerly below 1 metre during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

7 am
4.38m
1 am
1.01m
8 pm
3.83m
2 pm
0.97m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Agnes Water.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:20 pm
Fri 24th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:10 pm
Sat 25th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:20 pm
Sun 26th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:10 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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