This is a potentially hazardous beach owing to the inner bar rips and is particularly hazardous near any of the rock groynes.
Palm Beach is a 4km long, north-east facing beach bordered by Burleigh Heads and Tallebudgera Creek to the north, and Currumbin Point and Currumbin Creek in the south.
Both creeks have rock groynes extending out across the surf zone to form the actual beach ends. The Gold Coast Highway parallels the beach 200m inland and numerous side streets provide good access to the length of the beach.
The entire beach is backed by beachfront houses and apartments, including several high rises. A continuous seawall has been built to protect this development from cyclone erosion, together with two small groynes toward the centre of the beach. The beach is patrolled by three surf lifesaving clubs, at Tallebudgera in the north, Pacific in the centre and Palm Beach to the south.
Waves average 1.5m along the beach, which have produced a 200m wide double bar system. The inner bar is usually cut by deep rip channels every 200 to 300m, in addition to strong permanent rips against the end groynes and smaller rips against the two central groynes. A deep trough parallels the bar, with the outer bar cut by more widely spaced rips. At times, beach erosion cuts the beach back to the seawall.
Located right in the heart of Palm Beach the surf club has been the beneficiary of growth within the area and remains a popular choice for locals and families who want to be a part of a wonderful community.
The Palm Beach SLSC is a community organisation run by volunteers who are dedicated to protecting members of the public who swim or surf at our beach. Established in 1930 we are one of 11 clubs within the Point Danger branch of SLSQ and our record of no loss of life between the flags still remains today.
We are a family orientated club with established programs in all aspects of Life Saving from Nippers through to masters. These pathways ensure that we will have our next generation of beach guardians for many years to come.
Located right on the beachfront our award-winning designed club offers more than an amazing atmosphere but a totally relaxing style to bar and dining.
Cnr 7th Ave & Jefferson Ln, Palm Beach, QLD, 4221