Yaroomba Life

Yaroomba Life- nature, beach and attractions


Yaroomba abounds in nature, the  warm and cool ocean currents mix in this area which provides abundant food sources for our marine life- snorkelling here is so rewarding.


Y-bar as the locals call it, has awesome surf when the conditions are just right, this one’s for the more experienced surfers. It can get good lines both left and right. According to the Surfrider foundation, Y-Bar has ‘series of reefs refract swell into several punchy beach break peaks and a grinding right back into the point. An outside set of reefs also produce long lefts on the right day. Being a back beach Yaroomba is a summer saviour being clean in a northerly.’ https://www.surfrider.org.au/programs/endangered-waves/  

 The Yaroomba Boardriders Club is fairly new running for the past seven years or so. There are a number of popular surf comps each year including the ‘Boydy’ Cup and the Usher Cup. 



Snorkelling is really popular just south of the Point Arkwright cliffs. On a calm day the snorkelling here is magnificent, although only suitable for stronger swimmers due to the strong currents. As well as turtles you might be able to see a range of temperate and tropical species here due to the mixing of the ocean currents here providing multiple habitats.

The cliffs at Point Arkwright have slowly eroded over time creating a wave-cut platform that the high tide covers creating great, if a little tricky snorkelling adventures.

Spearfishers are a common sight here due to the abundance of marine life, according to Adreno.com.au Spearfishing off the beaches and rocky headlands can produce Mackerel, Mangrove Jacks, Bream, Graphic Tuskfish, Jew Fish, Sweet lip, Morwong, Spangled Emperor and Parrot Fish, as well as the occasional Coral Trout! “.


Yaroomba Beach is patrolled only during the peak holiday season in the summer. It is a beautiful beach that is much quieter than Coolum and Mudjimba and a great place for a swim. Remember to not swim by yourself and if it is a quiet day, check for rips. They are usually much calmer and darker than the rest of the ocean, so often holiday-makers think it’s a good spot to swim. The rips on our open beaches can be very strong and you must take great care where you choose to swim. If you do get into trouble, don’t panic, either try to swim across the rip sideways or let it take you out and them swim in with the surf. If there are red and yellow flags, swim between them!

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