Moffat and Shelly Beaches lie north and south of 30 m high Moffat Head. The head, together with Caloundra Head 1.5 km to the south, forms the northern boundary of a protruding bedrock peninsula that is occupied by much of the city of Caloundra.Moffat beach (1552) is an 800 m... Read more
Moffat and Shelly Beaches lie north and south of 30 m high Moffat Head. The head, together with Caloundra Head 1.5 km to the south, forms the northern boundary of a protruding bedrock peninsula that is occupied by much of the city of Caloundra.Moffat beach (1552) is an 800 m long, curving, crenulate, roughly east facing beach that is bordered by a protruding rock platform to the north and the bluffs and rock platforms of the head to the south, with the small Tooway Creek usually dammed in the centre. Two grassy reserves with good access and parking lie to either side, all surrounded by residential housing. Waves average less than 1 m at the beach which, together with the medium to coarse sand, maintain a relatively steep beach with no bar. However, higher waves generate a rip against the northern rocks.
Moffat Beach offers the safest swimming under normal low wave conditions, however both beaches have strong rips when waves exceed 1 m.
'Moffats' on the southern point can produce a good peeling right during high swell.
These are two very popular beaches for rock and beach fishing, as well as the small Tooway lagoon.
Two local beaches offering good access and parking, and usually quieter conditions.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1552