Alexandra Headland - Beach in Alexandra Headland Sunshine Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Alexandra Headland

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Alexandra Headland beach (1545B) and its surf lifesaving club are located 2 km to the south, 300 m north of the headland. The club house and adjoining foreshore reserve are wedged between the main road and the beach. The club was founded in 1924, indicating the long popularity of this... Read more

Alexandra Headland beach (1545B) and its surf lifesaving club are located 2 km to the south, 300 m north of the headland. The club house and adjoining foreshore reserve are wedged between the main road and the beach. The club was founded in 1924, indicating the long popularity of this beach. At times coffee rock is exposed just north of the surf club, dividing the high tide beach in two.

Swimming

While waves are usually 1 m or less, care still needs to be taken on these beaches owing to the common presence of rips and the rocks on the headland beach. The northern end of Maroochydore Beach also contains deep tidal channels and shifting bars and is particularly hazardous. Likewise, there is a strong permanent rip against the rocks at the southern end of Alexandra Headland Beach.

Surfing

The best surfing spot is the break off Alexandra Headland. It works in a moderate to high swell and can provide some good right-handers. There are also beach breaks all the way up to the river mouth.

Fishing

The river mouth and the headland are the most popular locations, together with beach fishing into the rip holes, when present.

General

A well established, popular beach offering all facilities for tourists and the added safety of two surf lifesaving clubs.

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Alexandra Headland SLSC

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Australian Lifeguard Service

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27/09

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
23°C
Water
22°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

Hazards

Hazards

Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High surf
High surf
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Beach erosion
Beach erosion
Beach exposure
Beach exposure
Outfall
Outfall
Water pollution
Water pollution
Slippery rocks
Slippery rocks

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Showers
Kiosk
Shops
Public phone
Park
Picnic
BBQ
Shade
Shelters
Playground
Skate park
Cafe
Bike path
Lookout
Natural shade
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus

Regulation Symbols

Shared Footway
No Littering
No Vehicles
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Firearms
Friday, 25 Sep 10:42

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.


Alexandra Headland, QLD 4558
Length: 0km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1602