Yeppoon - Beach in Yeppoon Rockhampton QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Yeppoon

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

Yeppoon has traditionally been the main surfing beach for Rockhampton and inland mining towns like Mount Magnet. The Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1926, although a reel was placed on the beach as early as 1917. The railway line used to bring the holiday makers, however now... Read more

Yeppoon has traditionally been the main surfing beach for Rockhampton and inland mining towns like Mount Magnet. The Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1926, although a reel was placed on the beach as early as 1917. The railway line used to bring the holiday makers, however now they arrive on a four lane highway that makes it a fast 40 km drive out from Rockhampton. Today Yeppoon is a thriving residential and tourist area, offering all the facilities of a Queensland tourist centre. There are several good beaches in the area, with the main Yeppoon Beach, site of the surf lifesaving club, located at the end of the main shopping street. The beach is 1.4 km long, extending from the low intertidal rocks at Spring Head almost due south to the mouth of Ross Creek, where there is a small breakwater. Unfortunately erosion has plagued the beach and today it is backed by a continuous seawall, behind which there are parking areas and a grassy reserve, with the main road paralleling the northern half of the beach. The surf club is located in the reserve toward the northern end of the beach and the Keppel Bay Sailing Club toward the southern end. The seawall is reached by the waves at high tide, resulting in little to no high tide beach and a low, flat, 200 m to 300 m wide low tide beach composed of fine sand. The beach is partially protected from waves by the Keppel Island group, and waves average only 0.5 m.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach; just be careful at low tide when you have to walk a long way to reach the water, and near the southern Ross Creek entrance which has both deeper water and strong tidal currents.

Surfing

Usually only low, sloppy waves.

Fishing

Best in Ross Creek; the beach is usually too shallow.

General

A major tourist destination and a popular and very accessible beach, backed by all tourist facilities.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Yeppoon Beach (Lifeguards)

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16/09
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18/09
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09:00 - 13:00

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Yeppoon SLSC

Mon
16/09
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17/09
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18/09
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19/09
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20/09
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21/09
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22/09

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
21°C
Water
21°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Submerged Objects
Submerged Objects

Marine Stingers

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Drinking water
Seawall
Monday, 16 Sep 6:32

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.


Yeppoon, QLD 4703
Length: 0km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1363