Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club is located 400m south of the Tallebudgera Creek groyne, which extends 300m out to sea.
The club is perched on top of the foredune with a good view of the beach. It is right off the highway with a large car park next to the club.
This is a potentially hazardous beach owing to the inner bar rips and is particularly hazardous near any of the rock groynes. Do not swim at the creek mouths, as they have deep tidal channels with strong currents. The safest swimming is in the three patrolled areas, with Tallebudgera providing the best access.
Heavy development along this beach tends to restrict access and parking, while the seawall, when exposed, also restricts access to the beach and even the size of the beach, particularly at high tide.
The Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club was formed in 1946 by a group of National Fitness Camp members who saw the need to provide a service to beachgoers by providing a surf patrol.
The club’s patrol area includes the area south of the Tallebudgera Creek to a point coinciding with the northern limits of the area patrolled by Pacific SLSC. Beach patrols are conducted from mid-September through to the end of April. Recently the club added to its coverage by providing an “outpost” patrol service to watch over swimmers, surfers and boats in the Tallebudgera Creek-mouth, which can be particularly treacherous on an outgoing tide.
Presently the surf club and supporter’s club have a total of approximately 6500 members, including Nippers, active and long service categories of membership. “Talle” as it is known by locals has members from 5 to 80 years old, drawn from all walks of life.
1505 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, QLD, 4221