Mooloolaba - Beach in Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Mooloolaba QLD

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Mooloolaba beach (1547) is a curving, north-east to north facing beach lying in the sheltered side of Point Cartwright. The low rocks of the point form the northern boundary, with the Mooloolaba Harbour entrance wall at the eastern end. The beach is backed by a continuous foreshore reserve which, toward... Read more

Mooloolaba beach (1547) is a curving, north-east to north facing beach lying in the sheltered side of Point Cartwright. The low rocks of the point form the northern boundary, with the Mooloolaba Harbour entrance wall at the eastern end. The beach is backed by a continuous foreshore reserve which, toward the northern end, is the site of the Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club (founded in 1923), a beachfront caravan park and a large car park. A road runs behind the reserve and provides access points along the beach. On the south side of the road are a number of facilities servicing the boating activities on Mooloolaba Harbour. The beach receives waves reduced in height by Point Cartwright. They average 0.5 to 1 m at the surf lifesaving club, dropping down to less than 0.5 m by the harbour entrance. The beach changes accordingly, with a shallow, attached bar in front of the club house that is only cut by rips during and following higher seas, while at other times it is continuous with no rips. This bar narrows and finally disappears toward the harbour wall, where usually low waves surge up the beach.

Swimming

This is the safest of the Sunshine Coast beaches, particularly under normal low wave conditions. Rips will form when waves exceed 1m and there is a permanent rip against the northern rocks.

Surfing

Usually a low beach break that tends to close out with bigger waves. Point Cartwright used to have a great right-hander until the harbour entrance was built.

Fishing

Most anglers head for the harbour side or the entrance walls. Good rip holes only occur following bigger seas.

General

The safest beach on the Sunshine Coast, with numerous facilities, including the surf lifesaving club, caravan park and a shady park by the harbour entrance.

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Austrailian Lifeguards Service

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25/03

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29/03

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31/03

07:30 - 17:00

07:30 - 17:00

07:30 - 17:00

07:30 - 17:00

07:30 - 17:00

07:30 - 17:00

07:30 - 17:00

Australian Lifeguard Service

Mon

25/03

Tue

26/03

Wed

27/03

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28/03

Fri

29/03

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30/03

Sun

31/03

07:30 - 17:00

07:30 - 17:00

07:30 - 17:00

07:30 - 17:00

07:30 - 17:00

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Mooloolaba SLSC

Mon

25/03

Tue

26/03

Wed

27/03

Thu

28/03

Fri

29/03

Sat

30/03

Sun

31/03

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07:00 - 17:00

07:00 - 17:00

Information

About

Mooloolaba, QLD 4557

Includes beaches:
Mooloolaba- Main, Mooloolaba- Spit

Length:
0km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1547

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Large unexpected waves
    Large unexpected waves
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Beach erosion
    Beach erosion
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Playground
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Natural shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus
  • Unspecified

Regulation Symbols

  • No Bike Riding
  • No Littering
  • No Vehicles
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Bombing Prohibited
  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • No Parking
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • Dogs Allowed off Leash
  • No Spear Fishing
  • No Horses
  • No Bicycles

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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