- 28 Jan
1 Mermaid Beach
Mermaid Beach 4218, QLD
Mermaid Beach (1591G) runs for 2 km from the end of the Kurrawa reserve. The Mermaid Beach Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1945, is located on the other side of the road from the beach and is fronted by a large car park and a 200 m long, grassy beach reserve, where the lifesavers maintain a watch tower (Fig. 4.149 & 4.150).
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.