Local beach patrols
Woorim Beach, Bribie Island
The surf beach at Woorim is patrolled year round by volunteers from the Bribie Island Surf Life Saving Club. Swimmers are urged to stay between the flags and adhere to other signage to ensure their safety.
Latest advice on swimming conditions at Woorim can be obtained from the club, phone (07) 3408 1188. Woorim is the only patrolled beach on the island.
Suttons Beach, Redcliffe
Suttons Beach is patrolled on the weekends during Summer by the Redcliffe Surf Life Saving Club. Swimmers are urged to stay between the flags and adhere to other signage to ensure their safety.
Latest advice on swimming conditions at Suttons Beach can be obtained from the club, phone (07) 3284 4105. Suttons Beach is the only patrolled beach on the Peninsula.
Settlement Cove Lagoon, Redcliffe
The Settlement Cove Lagoon is large salt water lagoon on the Redcliffe foreshore.
Lifeguards patrol the lagoon during the Summer months:
- Monday to Friday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
- Weekends & during school holidays: 9.00am - 6.00pm
A pool wheelchair is available for patrons with a disability.
What to take to the beach
- Drinking water
- Sun sensible clothes
Be beach smart - safety tips
- Always swim or surf at places patrolled by lifesavers or lifeguards
- Swim between the red and yellow flags. They mark the safer area for swimming
- Always swim under supervision
- Read and obey the signs
- If you are unsure of surf conditions, ask a lifeguard
- Don't swim directly after a meal
- Don't swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Never run or dive in the water, even if you have checked before as water conditions can change
- If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, float and wait for assistance
- Use 15+ sunscreen and wear a shirt and hat. Remember to reapply sunscreen after swimming
- Learn how to spot a rip and keep clear of it. A rip can be recognised by sand coloured or rippled water running out to sea when the water on either side is generally cleaner. The waves may also be larger and breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip
- Keep the beach clean, put your rubbish in a bin and keep off the duned areas. They are there to preserve the beach environment
- Tide times are available from most boat and tackle outlets
Flags & signs
Bathing areas patrolled by lifeguards
Observe warnings and swim with caution
Dangerous conditions - do not enter the water
Boundaries for boardriding
and aquatic craft
Swimming is prohibited