Agnes Water Beach

Agnes Water Beach

- 28 Jan

1 Agnes Water Beach
Seventeen Seventy 4677, QLD

Agnes Water used to be a relatively remote beach located 70 km north of Bundaberg and 60 km off the Bruce Highway. Furthermore, most of the road was only sealed in the mid 1990's. It really only began opening up in the 1990's, many comparing it to Noosa Heads before the boom. The Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club, reflecting its 'newness', was established in 1989 at the southern end of the beach (Fig. 4.86) and was moved to its present location 2 km further up the beach in 1998. Today the small settlement boasts a small shopping area, new tavern and motel, together with a few caravan parks and a growing number of houses. The name comes from the schooner "Agnes" which, in 1873, disappeared in heavy weather after taking shelter in Pancake Creek. The main beach is 5.5 km long, running from Round Hill in the north down to Agnes Water. The beach is relatively straight and faces east-north-east. It is famous amongst surfers as being the most northerly beach on the east coast to regularly receive Tasman Sea swell which, when it arrives, provides some excellent surf. Most of the beach is backed by a low dune and natural vegetation. At the southern Agnes Water end there is an extensive foreshore reserve, including a camping reserve. The beach usually receives waves averaging about 1 m, which combine with the medium sand to build a moderately steep high tide beach (Fig. 2.9a), with a continuous bar exposed at low tide (Fig. 4.87). During and following higher swell, up to 30 rip channels are cut across the lower section of the bar and an outer bar forms along the central and northern sections of the beach. The rip channels will persist for some weeks during lower wave conditions.

A relatively safe beach in the southern patrolled area. Care must be taken if the swell exceeds 1m as rips will be present, particularly at low tide and up the beach.

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Community Event
Family Fun
Free admission
Kid Friendly
Ocean Swim
Organisation name
Sonar Group
Address line 1
2
State
VIC
Postcode
3000
Contact number
0123456789
Contact first name
Kelsey
Contact last name
Grammer

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