Bulcock

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Bulcock Beach and adjoining Deepwater Point form the highly variable northern bank of the large mouth of Pumicestone Channel, a 30 km long tidal channel that runs the length of Bribie Island to connect with Moreton Bay. Consequently, strong tidal currents run in and out of the entrance. The point... Read more

Bulcock Beach and adjoining Deepwater Point form the highly variable northern bank of the large mouth of Pumicestone Channel, a 30 km long tidal channel that runs the length of Bribie Island to connect with Moreton Bay. Consequently, strong tidal currents run in and out of the entrance. The point is actually a low, partly vegetated sand spit (1555) that begins on the southern side of the Kings Beach groyne and can grow up to 1 km in length. The Esplanade runs along the base of the spit, providing good access to the ocean and channel sides. The spit faces east and, besides receiving waves averaging 1 m, is daily impacted by the strong tidal currents and shifting channels. The end result is a highly variable beach and surf zone, cut by both wave generated rip currents and tide generated tidal channels and currents.

Swimming

Be very careful if swimming off the point, as it usually has very strong tidal currents, as well as rip currents, together with the deep Pumicestone Channel.

Surfing

The shifting bars and trough do generate some occasional good breaks.

Fishing

A popular spit to fish the deeper tidal channels, as well as deep tidal and rip holes along the beach.

General

A dynamic strip of sand and surf best left to the fishers and experienced surfers.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Austrailan Lifeguard Service

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19/07
Tue
20/07
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21/07
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22/07
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23/07
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24/07
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25/07

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
17°C
Water
20°C
UV Rating
4 / 11

Hazards

Bluebottles
Bluebottles

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Drinking water
Toilets Block M/F
Sunday, 25 Jul 9:10

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.


Caloundra, QLD 4551
Length: 1km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1555
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