Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Nielson Is in Top 10; Why Our Beach Is the Pick of the Bunch

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Nielson Is in Top 10; Why Our Beach Is the Pick of the Bunch

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CAROLYN ARCHER

JOURNALIST

carolyn.archer@news-mail.com.au

SUMMER kicks off today and if you're looking for the perfect place to cool off, you won't have to venture too far.

The secret's out and the state's best beach - outside the Gold and Sunshine Coasts - is officially on our doorstep.

According to a new list of top beaches released by Surf Life Saving Queensland, the state's peak authority on coastal and aquatic safety, Nielson Park Beach came in eighth.

Burleigh Beach on the Gold Coast took out the number one position, with Noosa Main Beach and Greenmount Beach also in the top three.

SLSQ coastal safety officer Chantel Fife said a wide range of factors had been considered for its list.

"Safety is obviously our primary focus and, with that in mind, we considered a wide range of factors including everything from patrol times and services, right through to its incident history, coastal conditions and beach signage," she said. …

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