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

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

Friday 26, May 8:06 am

Day 24°    Night 16°
17.6°C
Possible late shower

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
4.09m
3 am
0.51m
9 pm
4.92m
3 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 27, May

Day 24°    Night 17°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
3.94m
4 am
0.51m
10 pm
4.86m
4 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

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


Weather

Fri 26, May to Fri 02, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore southern waters.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Fri 26th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Sat 27th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Sun 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Mon 29th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:30 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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