Marcoola - Beach in Marcoola Sunshine Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Marcoola

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Marcoola beach (1543C) is 4 km south of the point, with the Marcoola Surf Life Saving Club located in the centre of the settlement. It is surrounded by a beachfront reserve, with facilities for beachgoers and picnickers. The Esplanade parallels the beachfront reserve, providing parking and access. At the southern... Read more

Marcoola beach (1543C) is 4 km south of the point, with the Marcoola Surf Life Saving Club located in the centre of the settlement. It is surrounded by a beachfront reserve, with facilities for beachgoers and picnickers. The Esplanade parallels the beachfront reserve, providing parking and access. At the southern end of Marcoola is Surfair Beach Resort. Besides the usual rips, the beach here has dark coffeerock exposed on either side of the access area.

Swimming

This is a long, potentially hazardous beach with persistent rips and strong currents. You should only swim in the surf at the patrolled Marcoola Beach, or under the supervision of the lifeguards at Coolum and Twin Waters resorts. Always check for rips before entering, stay on the attached inner bar and clear of the rip channels and deeper outer trough.

Surfing

There are beach breaks the length of the beach, with better banks usually at Point Arkwright. Best conditions are produced by a moderate swell and westerly winds on a high tide. If you have a boat, there is a good left point break on Mudjimba Island.

Fishing

There is excellent beach fishing in the numerous rip gutters, together with somewhat more hazardous rock fishing at Point Arkwright and the river mouth south of Twin Waters.

General

A long, relatively natural beach offering a range of facilities, including three resorts. Take care if swimming as it is dominated by rips.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Marcoola SLSC

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Australian Lifeguard Service

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28/02

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
26°C
Water
26°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High surf
High surf
Large unexpected waves
Large unexpected waves
Heavy shorebreak
Heavy shorebreak
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Winds
Winds
Beach erosion
Beach erosion
Beach exposure
Beach exposure
Long beach
Long beach

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

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

Regulation Symbols

No Littering
No Vehicles
No Cats or Dogs
No Naked Flames
Camping Prohibited
No Dogs Allowed
PWC's Prohibited
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Firearms
Fires Prohibited
No Alcohol
No Horses
No Jumping
No Trailbikes
Sunday, 28 Feb 12:33

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.


Marcoola, QLD 4564
Includes beaches: Yaroomba-mudjimba Beaches, Yaroomba, Coolum Resort, Mudjimba, Golden Beach, Discovery Beach, Boardwalk Beach
Length: 0km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1543C
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