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If you’re looking for a place to surf, or fish, then Woorim Ocean Beach, located on picturesque Bribie Island should be a must-visit location on your next adventure weekend.
If you’re a fan of the relaxing art of fishing, Woorim Ocean Beach has got you covered, with both beach and bay fishing opportunities outside the hustle and bustle of the tourist spots.
Grab a reel, kick back, and relax with a well-deserved break, and hopefully, some great stories, and a well-caught feed.
Woorim Ocean Beach is the closest surf beach north of Brisbane, making it a popular spot for those looking for that perfect wave. Surf Lifesavers advise that the area typically sees a low shore break that closes out in bigger surf. With Moreton Island protecting Bribie from southerly swells, waves average between .5 and 1m along this beach, but can be much larger.
Though quite a few locals, and tourists, enjoy a swim at Woorim, the waters can get treacherous when the waves get bigger. Rips and drags are common with larger waves, and south of Skirmish Point and along Bongaree Beach, tidal currents can be hazardous. Do your research before swimming here, especially if you’re not a confident swimmer, or are swimming with children- and watch out for surfers!
From 16 to 19km north of the North Street access point is the Woorim camping site. A bush camping experience behind the fore-dunes of the eastern beach, the camping grounds, like the Ocean Beach, are only accessible by 4WD. There are no boat launching or recovery facilities in this area, so if you’re planning a boating trip, consider another camp site.
The 63 sites available are either sand, grass, or dirt. There are bare basic amenities, so check what you’ll need before leaving for the weekend! Depending on your provider, there’s generally phone services in this area.
Between September 2019 and May 2020, Council is trialling the Accessible Beaches initiative at Woorim Beach on Bribie Island in partnership with Bribie Island Surf Lifesaving Club.
30 metres of beach matting has been installed at the main beach entrance (Access Point 12), just north of the Bribie Island Surf Lifesaving Club. This matting provides access to the soft sand at Woorim Beach, just above the level of the highest astronomical tide. This length of matting has been installed on a permanent basis for the duration of this trial. Council is also trialling the installation of 10 metres of matting at the beach access point on Fifth Avenue.
Two beach wheelchairs are available for free hire through the Bribie Island Surf Lifesaving Club on weekends and public holidays for the duration of this trial.
Woorim Ocean Beach is located on North Street, Woorim. It’s just over an hour by car when taking the M1, but there are public transport options available.
Driving on the beach requires both a 4WD and a permit HERE, and during peak seasons drivers are urged to take care on the beaches to avoid sunbathers.
If you’re camping in the nearby grounds, get in early to organise your site, but if you’re not a fan of spending your time off in a tent, there’s a range of accommodation options available around Woorim Ocean Beach.
And just in case you don’t land the fish, there’s also quite a few places to get a fantastic meal.