Mooloolaba - Beach in Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Mooloolaba

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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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Australian Lifeguard Service

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Mooloolaba SLSC

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
26°C
Water
23°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

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
Sunday, 25 Oct 2:01

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
Includes beaches: Mooloolaba- Main, Mooloolaba- Spit
Length: 0km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1547