Nielsen Park Beach – Bargara

Nielsen Park Beach - Bargara

Queensland, Bundaberg Coast


Just north of Bundaberg, there are a few beaches around the town of Bargara that can have waves during swells from the east that sneak between Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Neilson Park, Bargara and Kellys Beaches are popular with the friendly local surfing community, along with the beaches to the south. The line up does get surprisingly busy here, so be sure to practise surfing etiquette at all times.

Wave Type
Left and right peaks breaking over sand. During summer common onshore winds often whip up short period wind swells making for messy, weak wind waves that break close together.
 
Good Wind Direction
Best on South West to North West winds.

Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Small to medium North to East swells.

Hazards
- Rocks
- Rip Currents
- Marine life

Have fun surfing Bargara by practicing surfing etiquette and surf safety.

Access
Car parks are located in the middle of both Nielsen Park and Kellys Beach.

Lifeguard Patrolled
Patrolled from September to May - always swim between the red and yellow flags.

Beginners & kids are best to surf at beaches when Lifeguards are on patrol or with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.

Amenities
At both Nielsen Park and Kellys Beach.

Closest Shops
There's a kiosk at Nielsen Park or head to Bargara CBD where you'll find cafes,
restaurants, take away shops, convenience store and the Bargara Surf Centre.

Photos of Bargara's Beaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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