The Strand Waterpark - Beach in Townsville Milpo Townsville QLD - SLS Beachsafe

The Strand Waterpark

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The beach (1545) faces east-north-east and receives waves averaging 1m at Maroochydore, decreasing slightly toward Alexandra Headland. These produce a single bar along the beach that is cut by rips every 200m. During and following big seas the bar may detach from the beach, forming a continuous trough that feeds... Read more

The beach (1545) faces east-north-east and receives waves averaging 1m at Maroochydore, decreasing slightly toward Alexandra Headland. These produce a single bar along the beach that is cut by rips every 200m. During and following big seas the bar may detach from the beach, forming a continuous trough that feeds the rips.

Swimming

While waves are usually 1m or less, care need be taken on these beaches owing to the common presence of rips and the rocks on the headland beach. The northern end of Maroochydore Beach also contains deep tidal channels and shifting bars and is particularly hazardous. Likewise, there is a strong permanent rip against the rocks at the southern end of Alexandra Headland Beach.

Surfing

The best surfing spot is the break off Alexandra Headland. It works in a moderate to high swell and can provide some good right-handers. There are also beach breaks all the way up to the river mouth.

Fishing

The river mouth and the headland are the most popular locations, together with beach fishing into the rip holes, when present.

General

A well established, popular beach offering all facilities for tourists and the added safety of two surf lifesaving clubs.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

The Strand Water Park (Lifeguards)

Mon
23/09
Tue
24/09
Wed
25/09
Thu
26/09
Fri
27/09
Sat
28/09
Sun
29/09

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
25°C
Water
23°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Camping
Toilets
Caravan park
Drinking water
Bus
Monday, 23 Sep 9:19

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.


Townsville Milpo, QLD
Length: 0.05km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1604