- 28 Jan
1 Marcoola Beach
Marcoola 4564, QLD
Marcoola beach (1543C) is 4 km south of the point, with the Marcoola Surf Life Saving Club located in the centre of the settlement. It is surrounded by a beachfront reserve, with facilities for beachgoers and picnickers. The Esplanade parallels the beachfront reserve, providing parking and access. (Fig. 4.116) At the southern end of Marcoola is the Surfair beachfront resort. Besides the usual rips (Fig. 4.117), the beach here has dark coffeerock exposed on either side of the access area.
This is a long, potentially hazardous beach with persistent rips and strong currents. You should only swim in the surf at the patrolled Marcoola Beach, or under the supervision of the lifeguards at Coolum and Twin Waters resorts. Always check for rips before entering, stay on the attached inner bar and clear of the rip channels and deeper outer trough.