Point Arkwright

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Point Perry is a 20 to 30 m high rocky headland that forms the southern boundary of Coolum Beach. The rocks of the headland continue in a south-east direction for 1.5 km to Point Arkwright. Along the base of the bluffs are three small, rock-bound beaches. The main road runs... Read more

Point Perry is a 20 to 30 m high rocky headland that forms the southern boundary of Coolum Beach. The rocks of the headland continue in a south-east direction for 1.5 km to Point Arkwright. Along the base of the bluffs are three small, rock-bound beaches. The main road runs along the top of the bluffs, with small car parks above each. Steep tracks provide access from the car parks to each beach.Beach 1542 is closer to Point Arkwright and is a 200 m long sand beach, backed by a high tide cobble beach and 30 m high vegetated bluffs. There are numerous rocks in the surf zone and two strong permanent rips at either end.

Swimming

These are three exposed, hazardous beaches, dominated by rocks and strong permanent rips.

Surfing

Point Perry has a good right hand break, on the southern point of beach 1541.

Fishing

These beaches are most popular with fishers who fish the rocks, permanent rip holes and rock gutters.

General

Three accessible but hazardous beaches, best left to the experienced surfers and rock fishers.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
18°C
Water
23°C
UV Rating
9 / 11

Hazards

Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

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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.


Point Arkwright, QLD 4573
Length: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1542
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