Hervey Bay - South Beach (QLD, Australia)
Hervey Bay – South Beach
This spot is located to the south of the Marina in Urangan to the west of the town of Hervey Bay and works best in a S breeze but can work from SSW to E.
It is suited to windsurfing (further away from shore) & kitesurfing (in the shallows where you can get some clean smooth water) however the shore grade is very gradual so it would be a big walk out for those looking to foil.
The water is warm and mostly blue (although sometimes a little murky when it is windy and/or rainy due to the creek outlet to the south) and only gets a slight chop as the bay is protected by various islands.
There are better spots to go to around Hervey Bay but this spots is the best in a southerly.
There can be a bit of tidal current here and the water is pretty open so I would recommend this spot for intermediate to advanced sailors who can point up-wind when necessary.
There is a large rock wall to the north that circles around the marina so be careful not to get too close. The odd shark is know to visit this area so be shark away plus large sea turtles also frequent the area. Marine stingers (jelly fish) can also be present from November to May so check in with the local conditions to see if they are around before plunging in with nothing more that you shorts.
Rigging & Launching
There is a free public car park located along the Esplanade just a few hundred metres to the south of Boat Harbour Drive.
There is very little beach here at high tide so rigging & launching for kiters could be problematic.
There is also very little shore break so launching is pretty easy.
Where To Stay
Hervey Bay has lot’s off accommodation options however if you are looking for a simple camping area, the Harbour View Caravan Park is ideal, situated just 1km from this location and close to may other spots.
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- Flat Water Blasting
- Bump and Jump
- Flat Water
- Warm Water
- Salt Water
- Easy Launching
- On-site Parking
- Free Parking
- Camp Ground
- RV Camping
- Jelly Fish
- Sand Bars
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