Yeppoon Beach

Yeppoon Beach

- 28 Jan

1 Yeppoon Beach
Yeppoon 4703, QLD

Yeppoon has traditionally been the main surfing beach for Rockhampton and inland mining towns like Mount Magnet. The Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1926, although a reel was placed on the beach as early as 1917. The railway line used to bring the holiday makers, however now they arrive on a four lane highway that makes it a fast 40 km drive out from Rockhampton. Today Yeppoon is a thriving residential and tourist area, offering all the facilities of a Queensland tourist centre. There are several good beaches in the area, with the main Yeppoon Beach, site of the surf lifesaving club, located at the end of the main shopping street (Fig. 4.78). The beach is 1.4 km long, extending from the low intertidal rocks at Spring Head almost due south to the mouth of Ross Creek, where there is a small breakwater. Unfortunately erosion has plagued the beach and today it is backed by a continuous seawall, behind which there are parking areas and a grassy reserve, with the main road paralleling the northern half of the beach. The surf club is located in the reserve toward the northern end of the beach and the Keppel Bay Sailing Club toward the southern end. The seawall is reached by the waves at high tide, resulting in little to no high tide beach and a low, flat, 200 m to 300 m wide low tide beach composed of fine sand (Fig. 4.79). The beach is partially protected from waves by the Keppel Island group, and waves average only 0.5 m.

A relatively safe beach; just be careful at low tide when you have to walk a long way to reach the water, and near the southern Ross Creek entrance which has both deeper water and strong tidal currents.

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

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