Sunshine-coolum - Beach in Marcus Beach Sunshine Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

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Sunshine Beach forms the northern end of a 15 km long beach that runs almost due south to Sunrise, Marcus and Peregian Beaches and on to Coolum Beach at the southern end. Surf lifesaving clubs are located at Sunshine (Fig. 4.108), Peregian and Coolum, with lifeguards also patrolling Sunrise Beach.... Read more

Sunshine Beach forms the northern end of a 15 km long beach that runs almost due south to Sunrise, Marcus and Peregian Beaches and on to Coolum Beach at the southern end. Surf lifesaving clubs are located at Sunshine (Fig. 4.108), Peregian and Coolum, with lifeguards also patrolling Sunrise Beach. The beach is bordered by Noosa Head and Lion Rock in the north, and runs uninterrupted to Point Perry in the south. It faces essentially due east and receives waves averaging 1.5 m. The waves and fine sand produce an energetic double bar system. The inner bar is usually attached to the beach, but cut by deep rip channels every 200 to 250 m. Beyond this is a deep longshore trough, then further out the outer bar, which is cut by large rips every few hundred metres. On average there are 60 rips operating along the entire length of the beach (Fig. 2.6a), together with strong permanent rips at the north end against Lion Rock and in the south against Point Perry.

Swimming

Swimming anywhere along the beach is relatively hazardous owing to the persistent strong rips, the deep longshore trough and larger rips further offshore. You should only swim at the four patrolled beaches. Stay between the flags and well clear of the rips.

Surfing

There are numerous beach breaks the length of the beach, with best conditions at high tide on a moderate swell.

Fishing

The rips produce good holes the length of the beach, with the deep longshore trough also accessible with a long cast.

General

A long beach offering plenty of surf and a range of settlements and facilities.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

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

Hazards

Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Camping
Toilets
Caravan park
Drinking water
Sunday, 28 Feb 12:19

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.


Marcus Beach, QLD 4573
Includes beaches: Sunshine, Sunrise, Marcus, Peregian, Coolum, North Peregian, Coolum North
Length: 0.02km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1539
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