Close to one of Queensland’s major holiday destinations, Scarness-Torquay Beach is a usually quiet, safe beach that offers a full range of facilities and accommodation nearby.
Scarness-Torquay beach runs between Tooan Tooan Creek and Urangan. It is a 6km long, north-facing beach backed by a shady foreshore reserve and The Esplanade, with caravan parks and numerous facilities in the reserve. In addition there are boat ramps, the Maryborough and Hervey Bay sailing clubs and one small jetty spread along the beach.
At the eastern end is an 870m long jetty, built in 1917 to reach the deep water of the strait and once used to connect trains to the ships that moored at the end. The beach is protected from swell by Fraser Island and usually receives low wind waves less than 0.5m high. The tide range is just over 2m and the beach ranges from 50m wide at high tide to 200m to 300m wide at low tide. The sand flats widen off Urangan where there are extensive tidal shoals, at the mouth of Tooan Tooan Creek at Pialba, and toward Point Vernon where they merge with rock flats. They also widen off Urangan as the massive tidal shoals of the Great Sandy Strait run north of Dayman Point.
Scarness-Torquay is a relatively safe beach that is best at mid to high tide. Low tide presents wide, exposed or shallow sand flats. Swimmers should beware of strong tidal currents over the Urangan sand flats.
Hervey Bay SLSC
The Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club is an important part of the fabric of the local bayside community.
It provides an emergency service as well as a fantastic range of sports for the young – and the young at heart. If you want to get fit as well as to give back to the community this could be the organisation you are looking for. The Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club has a lot to offer young and old alike, from our Greencappers who can join at 5 years of age and enjoy the fun activities on Sunday mornings to our old and crusty members “going around for one more season”.
Surf Lifesaving is a very unique sport and very family orientated. You do not have to be the best sportsperson. We know you will enjoy your time here and make many new friends and enjoy the social side of lifesaving.
447-448 Charlton Esplanade, Torquay, QLD, 4655