Kirra Beach is tucked in at the southern end of this stretch of beachfront, wedged in between the highway and the two groynes and at times cut off to the north by the exposed sea wall.
Kirra Beach is the most protected, north-facing part of the beach, with the waves further lowered by the Greenmount groyne. The Kirra Surf Life Saving Club is the oldest on the beach, being established in 1916. Today the 300m long beach and club house share a patch of land between the road and the beach with a kiosk and
Kirra Beach is the safest area for swimming along this stretch of beach, with the lowest waves and usually no rips close to shore. However there is still a deep trough off the beach, with a current often sweeping north past the groyne.
Kirra Point is a famous surfing spot, known for its long right-handers breaking over a sand bar produced in part by the Greenmount groyne
Kirra Surf Life Saving Club is the second oldest club in Queensland and owes its beginnings to a tragedy that occurred on January 6th, 1916.
On that day two friends went swimming on the unpatrolled beach and immediately got into trouble. Sadly one of the friends drowned. The local community acted swiftly and a public meeting was called on January 7th 1916 where it was decided that the Kirra Surf Life Saving Club be formed.
The Mission statement for the Kirra SLSC is; “To serve the bathing public of Kirra Beach and its surrounding areas by protecting life, preserving safety and preventing incidents by proactive and contemporary lifesaving practices through vigilance and service.”
The club prides itself on being a great place to learn new skills and make life-long friends.
15 Marine Pde, Kirra, QLD, 4225