Kemp Beach - Beach in Rosslyn Rockhampton QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Kemp Beach

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Double Head is a 50 m high double point that partially protects Rosslyn Harbour, and rocks were also quarried from the point to build the harbour breakwaters. The largely cleared, steep sided head is now a national park and forms the northern boundary of 2 km long Kemp Beach (1369),... Read more

Double Head is a 50 m high double point that partially protects Rosslyn Harbour, and rocks were also quarried from the point to build the harbour breakwaters. The largely cleared, steep sided head is now a national park and forms the northern boundary of 2 km long Kemp Beach (1369), while 100 m high Bluff Point, also a small national park, forms the southern boundary. The beach is backed by the main Emu Park Road and there is car parking right along the back of the beach, together with amenities and two shady picnic areas. The beach receives waves averaging less than 0.5 m that break across a 200 m wide, low gradient low tide bar and up a moderate gradient high tide beach. A 10 m high, grass and casuarina-covered foredune backs the beach, with the road running along the back of the foredune to provide good access for the length of the beach.

Swimming

Kemp and Mulambin are two relatively popular and very accessible beaches. Their usually low waves and very low gradients also provide relatively safe swimming.

Surfing

Only low, spilling waves at Kemp and Mulambin.

Fishing

Best at the Causeway and off the points at high tide.

General

Five low energy beaches, three of which lie beside the main road and are bounded by three small headland national parks.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
23°C
Water
23°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Chironex
Chironex
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Drinking water
Friday, 25 Sep 10:55

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Rosslyn, QLD 4703
Length: 2km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1369