Shelly Beach - Beach in Shelly Beach Sunshine Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Shelly Beach QLD

Moffat and Shelly Beaches lie north and south of 30 m high Moffat Head. The head, together with Caloundra Head 1.5 km to the south, forms the northern boundary of a protruding bedrock peninsula that is occupied by much of the city of Caloundra.Shelly Beach (1553) runs for 900 m... Read more

Moffat and Shelly Beaches lie north and south of 30 m high Moffat Head. The head, together with Caloundra Head 1.5 km to the south, forms the northern boundary of a protruding bedrock peninsula that is occupied by much of the city of Caloundra.Shelly Beach (1553) runs for 900 m south of Moffat Head. The beach faces east, receiving waves averaging over 1 m. However it is bounded by rock platforms, together with rocks in the centre and rock reefs off the beach (Fig. 2.9b). The end result is a steep reflective beach with no bar, but with strong permanent rips between the central rocks. There is good access to the beach, with a caravan park behind the southern half, a grassy reserve in the centre, a car park to the north and houses on the bluffs behind.

Swimming

Moffat Beach offers the safest swimming under normal low wave conditions, however both beaches have strong rips when waves exceed 1 m.

Surfing

"Moffats" on the southern point can produce a good peeling right during high swell.

Fishing

These are two very popular beaches for rock and beach fishing, as well as the small Tooway lagoon.

General

Two local beaches offering good access and parking, and usually quieter conditions.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Shelly Beach, QLD 4551

Length:
0.9km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1553

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water

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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