Salt/Casuarina is a sub-section of Bogangar Beach.Bogangar Beach runs almost due north - south for 8 m from Cudgen Headland and Creek to the rocks, just north of Norries Head. Access in the north is from a car park located just past the bridge over Cudgen Creek. ... Read more
Salt/Casuarina is a sub-section of Bogangar Beach.Bogangar Beach runs almost due north - south for 8 m from Cudgen Headland and Creek to the rocks, just north of Norries Head. Access in the north is from a car park located just past the bridge over Cudgen Creek. For most of its length it is paralleled by a sealed road about 200 m in from the beach which provides occasional car access to the beach. A single 4 WD access is located just north of Bogangar township for a limited number of permit holders. At the southern end in lee of Norries Head is the relatively new Cabarita Beach development, with Cabarita Beach SLSC established in 1964, and still using temporary premises in renovated Council owned shops in the short shopping street directly behind the southern end of the beach. The beach is backed by a 500 m wide barrier that has been extensively mined for heavy minerals. Bogangar Beach is a double bar system with a rip dominated attached inner bar, a deep tough and an offshore bar cut by periodic rips.Cabarita Beach Surf Club is located at the southern end with slight protection afforded by Norries Head. While this protection lowers waves out of the south, periodic pulses of sand moving around the headland result in elongate bars running past the surf club, usually separated from the beach by a deep trough containing a northward current. Rip currents are a feature of this beach with their location complicated by the variable bar location. Club members perform an average of 8 rescues a year.
A typical open north coast beach with inner and outer bars and rip currents plus the intervening deep trough and longshore sweep. The currents in the trough and rips are intensified on the falling tide and can generate a dangerous situation. The sand waves moving northward past the Surf Club result in variable bar and rip positions. The Surf Club averages 8 rescues each year.
Variable beach breaks, depending on wave-bar-weather conditions. The slowly moving sand waves can produce good breaks off the southern end, in lee of Norries Head.
The South Wall of Cudgen Creek is a popular spot, along with The Rocks just south of the mouth and The Alley a permanent rip just beyond. Shifting gutters form along the beach, with the Norries Head and waves producing a deep gutter called Towners Hole, usually running north of the southern rocks.
This beach offers both the solitude of the central northern section plus the pub and all the amenities at Bogangar township, with good board surf in lee of the headland. A Council 4 WD permit is required to drive on beach north of Bogangar.Read less
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Casuarina Beach (Lifeguards)
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.