Shoal (hideaway) Bay - Beach in Hideaway Bay Whitsunday QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Shoal (hideaway) Bay

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Between Shoal Bay and George Point is an open, 8 km wide, north facing bay, bordered by high land behind Shoal Bay, with the low ground of Dingo Beach in the centre and hilly terrain rising to over 300 m toward George Point. The shoreline consists of a series of... Read more

Between Shoal Bay and George Point is an open, 8 km wide, north facing bay, bordered by high land behind Shoal Bay, with the low ground of Dingo Beach in the centre and hilly terrain rising to over 300 m toward George Point. The shoreline consists of a series of small bedrock-controlled embayments containing nine beaches, and three small islands. All the beaches face essentially north and are low energy, with calm conditions or low waves dominating. The Dingo Beach Road reaches the coast at Dingo Beach; from there a western road runs out to Sinclaire Bay and an eastern road to Nelly and Jonah Bays. The eastern four beaches have no vehicle access.Shoal Bay (982), more recently renamed Hideaway Bay as part of a land subdivision, is a 2.4 km long, north-east facing, low energy bay, backed by wooded hills rising to 400 m. The lower slopes overlooking the bay were subdivided in the early 1990’s. The beach consists of a narrow high tide strip of sand fronted by 200 to 300 m wide, rocky sand flats. In the south-east corner of the bay is a second 500 m long, curving, west facing beach (983) that ties small Black Currant Island to the mainland via a narrow strip of sand and mangroves.

Swimming

The main swimming area is in the tidal enclosure at Dingo Beach. If swimming at other beaches it is always better toward high tide, owing to shallow flats off all beaches, together with numerous rocks.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

There are numerous rock and reef flats off the beaches that can be fished at high tide. Rock fishing is also possible from the many headlands and rocks.

General

An area that has seen considerable development since the 1970’s and which will continue to grow, owing to its close proximity to the booming Whitsundays.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
29°C
Water
27°C
UV Rating
13 / 11

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Chironex
Chironex
Crocodiles
Crocodiles
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

Information Symbols

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Wednesday, 20 Nov 12:51

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.


Hideaway Bay, QLD 4800
Length: 2.4km
General Hazard Rating: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0982