Dicky - Beach in Dicky Beach Sunshine Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Dicky QLD

Dicky Beach (1551) is the site of the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club. The beach is located 2 km north of the Caloundra town centre and is just off the main Noosa-Caloundra Road. The beach is 800 m long, extending from low rocks at the northern end that separate... Read more

Dicky Beach (1551) is the site of the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club. The beach is located 2 km north of the Caloundra town centre and is just off the main Noosa-Caloundra Road. The beach is 800 m long, extending from low rocks at the northern end that separate it from Curmmundi Beach, to a bluff and rock platform at the southern end. The beach faces north-east and receives waves averaging 1 m, which reduce in size after rounding Caloundra Head and some offshore reefs. The small Bunbubah Creek crosses the centre of the beach, with a caravan park on its banks, while beachfront houses back either end of the beach. The Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1950, sits above the north side of the creek, with a watch tower on the beach. There is a large car park just off the main road on the south side of the creek. The lower waves produce a single 60 m wide bar, that is usually attached to the beach and cut by three to four rips during and following higher waves. Two permanent rips run out against the northern and southern rocks.

Swimming

A moderately safe beach under normal wave conditions and away from the rips at either end. However, high waves produce additional rips along the beach. The patrolled area in the centre of the beach, in front of the surf club, is the safest location.

Surfing

The beach usually has a low beach break. However a moderate to high swell can produce a peaking left and right over the northern rocks, named Ann Street after the backing street.

Fishing

A popular spot for people staying in the caravan park, with most fishing off the rocks at each end, or from the beach and in the small creek.

General

A very accessible, smaller beach used by locals and people staying at the caravan park. It usually has lower waves than the longer beaches to the north, plus the added protection of the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

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Dicky Beach SLSC

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Australian Lifeguard Service

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10/12

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15/12

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16/12

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Information

About

Dicky Beach, QLD 4551

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1551

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 6:58 pm

Day 27°    Night 20°
26.2°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  24°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

9 am
1.76m
3 am
0.28m
9 pm
1.24m
4 pm
0.47m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 28°    Night 19°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
1.69m
3 am
0.33m
10 pm
1.18m
5 pm
0.50m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:50 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:50 pm
Thu 13th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 4:00 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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