Teewah danger after swell erodes beach

Exposed sticks have made the beach near the Leisha Track entrance impassable.
Exposed sticks have made the beach near the Leisha Track entrance impassable. Contributed

A BIG swell off the Sunshine Coast has eroded Teewah Beach between the third beach access cutting and Teewah township, leaving sticks and coffee rock exposed to unsuspecting motorists.

Low-clearance 4WDs, all-wheel drives, vehicles towing trailers, boats and vans are urged not to drive on the beach due to the risk of rollover, damage or getting stuck.

Motorists should only attempt to drive around these rocks at low tide, or consider detouring to the northern Cooloola beaches via Rainbow Beach and Freshwater Rds. Conditions are expected to improve once the ocean conditions moderate and sand once again covers the rock.

Police have warned that conditions may change on a daily basis and motorists should seek local advice wherever possible.

The beach between Leisha Track and Rainbow Beach also remains impassable due to exposed rocks and trees, and drivers are urged to use Freshwater Rd instead. Low-lying areas on the Cooloola and Sunshine Coasts could still experience inundation from the swell and drivers should look out for fallen trees, beach debris and washouts.

Visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

For updated conditions visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/cooloola.

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