Mooloolaba- Main - Beach in Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Mooloolaba- Main

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

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 beach is known for its shorebreak on the Sunshine Coast. Rips will form when waves exceed 1m and there is a permanent rip against the northern rocks. Swimmers should only swim between the flags and during patrol times

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

There are great facilities around Mooloolaba with plenty of shops and dining. There is also a pathway that links Mooloolaba to Mooloolaba spit and neighboring beaches.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Australian Lifeguard Service

Mon
28/09
Tue
29/09
Wed
30/09
Thu
01/10
Fri
02/10
Sat
03/10
Sun
04/10

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
12°C
Water
21°C
UV Rating
9 / 11

Hazards

Hazards

Heavy shorebreak
Heavy shorebreak
Flash rips
Flash rips
Slippery rocks
Slippery rocks

Information Symbols

Playground
Toilets
Shops
Showers
Mobile Phone Coverage

Regulation Symbols

No Littering
Picking Plants Prohibited
No Naked Flames
No Removing Shellfish
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Smoking
Fires Prohibited
No Alcohol
No Horses
No Trailbikes
Monday, 28 Sep 1:50

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
Includes beaches: Mooloolaba, Mooloolaba- Spit
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1547A