Alexandra Head

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

On the headland is a second beach (1546), a 500 m long high tide strip of sand fronted by continuous, 50 m wide low tide rock flats. This beach is backed by a beachfront caravan park and a grassy bluff, with the main road on top of the 10 to... Read more

On the headland is a second beach (1546), a 500 m long high tide strip of sand fronted by continuous, 50 m wide low tide rock flats. This beach is backed by a beachfront caravan park and a grassy bluff, with the main road on top of the 10 to 30 m high bluff.

Swimming

While waves are usually 1 m or less, care still needs to be taken on these beaches owing to the common presence of rips and the rocks on the headland beach. The northern end of Maroochydore Beach also contains deep tidal channels and shifting bars and is particularly hazardous. Likewise, there is a strong permanent rip against the rocks at the southern end of Alexandra Headland Beach.

Surfing

The best surfing spot is the break off Alexandra Headland. It works in a moderate to high swell and can provide some good right-handers. There are also beach breaks all the way up to the river mouth.

Fishing

The river mouth and the headland are the most popular locations, together with beach fishing into the rip holes, when present.

General

A well established, popular beach offering all facilities for tourists and the added safety of two surf lifesaving clubs.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
22°C
Water
24°C
UV Rating
11 / 11

Hazards

Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Camping
Caravan park
Drinking water
Toilets Block M/F
Wednesday, 8 Dec 9:53

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.


Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
Length: 0.5km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1546
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Beach at capacity
Restrictions apply
No access to beach
Beach nearing capacity
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