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Mooloolaba beach (1547) is a curving, north-east to north facing beach lying in the sheltered side of Point Cartwright. The low rocks of the point form the northern boundary, with the Mooloolaba Harbour entrance wall at the eastern end. The beach is backed by a continuous foreshore reserve which, toward the northern end, is the site of the Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club (founded in 1923), a beachfront caravan park and a large car park. A road runs behind the reserve and provides access points along the beach. On the south side of the road are a number of facilities servicing the boating activities on Mooloolaba Harbour. The beach receives waves reduced in height by Point Cartwright. They average 0.5 to 1 m at the surf lifesaving club, dropping down to less than 0.5 m by the harbour entrance. The beach changes accordingly, with a shallow, attached bar in front of the club house that is only cut by rips during and following higher seas, while at other times it is continuous with no rips. This bar narrows and finally disappears toward the harbour wall, where usually low waves surge up the beach.
General Hazard Rating: 5/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


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Toilets Block M/F


No Littering
Picking Plants Prohibited
No Naked Flames
No Removing Shellfish
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Smoking
Fires Prohibited
No Alcohol
No Horses
No Trailbikes


Heavy shorebreak
Flash rips
Slippery rocks


SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.