Seaforth is a quiet beach-side village (population 1,000) It sits at the Pacific coastline in North Queensland, on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast.
This area is sometimes referred to as the Mackay Coast, with the regional centre of Mackay sitting less than 30 minutes to the south of Seaforth.
Very near to a large number of national parks and reserves, Seaforth is increasingly popular among people in the Mackay region.
Seaforth has basic services including multipurpose stores and grocers, takeaway restaurants, fuel, fishing supplies shops and a nice bowls club. There is a large beachfront caravan park and a large, grassy foreshore reserve.
Located at the gateway to the Whitsundays region of the Great Barrier Reef, Seaforth is a fantastic location for holiday groups.
Surfing and Swimming
Surf Life Saving Australia lists Seaforth with a General Beach Hazard Rating of 1/10 (Least hazardous).
For more information check out: https://beachsafe.org.au/beach/qld/mackay/seaforth/seaforth
Their advice for swimmers:
“the beaches are relatively safe with usually low waves”
“Seaforth and Halliday Bay stinger enclosures are the safest location in the summer stinger season”
“stay clear of the deep Plantation Creek channel and tidal currents”
Surfing is suitable for beginners with just low, spilling waves.
Seaforth is a popular fishing destination and boasts a well-maintained boat ramp. Fishing is best off the rocks or in Plantation Creek.
There is also a good all-tides boat ramp at Port Newry, at the back of Seaforth.
More about the location:
Need somewhere for your group to stay but want to organise your own activities?
There is so much to do and see in an around the area, you’re spoilt for choice. Check out a few of these!
- View Seaforth and the Hibiscus Coast from the air!
- Map of Seaforth and the resort site
- Great information for people visiting the Mackay coast region — http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/pdf/mackay-coast-islands-vg.pdf