This is a long beach that changes its character from north to south. Protected in part by seawalls and groynes, when the beach is nourished with sand every few years its width increases considerably.
Bilinga Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1922. The club house occupies a beachfront block, with houses to either side and a seawall in front.
Swimming conditions vary along the beach. Conditions are most hazardous at the Flat Rock and Tugun end owing to the prevalence of rip channels across the inner bar. At Bilinga and North Kirra the rips are less frequent, but a deep trough usually parallels the beach. Swimmers should avoid the current that often sweeps north past the groyne at the southern end of the beach.
Bilinga SLSC members have been patrolling Bilinga Beach since 1938. This family-friendly club welcomes new members from all backgrounds.
Bilinga is a traditional surf club that was founded in 1922, soon after its stretch of coastline was named after the Aboriginal word “Bilin” (parrot) and “Ga” (home of).
As well as parrots, the club was soon home its original clubhouse – a two-storied shelter with an open lower storey that served as both watchtower and bunkhouse. Today, members and visitors enjoy a modern clubhouse with a huge top floor balcony with uninterrupted views.
Bilinga is patrolled every weekend from September to May by its volunteer members. Bilinga SLSC’s Nipper program runs during the season from 8:45 to 11:00 on Sundays.
257 Golden Four Dve, Bilinga, QLD, 4224