- 28 Jan
1 Southport Beach
Main Beach 4217, QLD
Immediately south of Narrow Neck is the 2 km long Southport (Main Beach) section (1591B). The Southport Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1919, the Southport Nippers Club and a dressing shed lie just off the beginning of The Esplanade. They are fronted by a large car park, a fenced foredune reserve and the beach (Fig. 4.142). The beach like the entire system has a rip dominated inner bar and outer bar.
The eight surf lifesaving clubs and sixteen lifeguard towers attest to the potential hazards along this long beach. Rips are present whenever waves are breaking and deep rip channels may run out from the shoreline. Swim only in patrolled areas and avoid the rip holes and outer trough. Stay close inshore and on the attached portion of the bar.