SEAFORTH SWIMMING ENCLOSURE
This tidal enclosure is maintained by Mackay Regional Council and is situated in front of the foreshore shelter sheds that have tables, seating and free electric barbeques. Toilet facilities and outside showers are also located in close proximity.
The wearing of protective clothing when swimming in the ocean especially during the marine stinger months (October to April) is advised.
SEAFORTH CHILDREN’S WADING POOL
This popular pool for the “little people” is also located on the foreshore near the swimming enclosure and other facilities including a playground. This facility is also maintained by Mackay Regional Council and is open during the summer holidays and weekends with a supervisor present during opening hours.
SEAFORTH COMMUNITY HALL
Most people are amazed to find such a “top class” facility in a small country town. For many years, this hall was the project of the Hibiscus Coast Progress & Sports Association (previously named Seaforth Progress & Sports Association) who, in the early 1990’s, raised around $100,000 to provide this great facility. Funding was also received from local and state governments with the hall being built by local volunteer labour. It was quite a remarkable achievement: 3,000 volunteer hours by a group of people whose average age would have been 70 years. It was opened in 1994.
Various functions are held at the Community Hall (located in Prince Charles Avenue) and these are always listed in our local monthly newsletter, the Hibiscus Herald.
The Pictorial History of Seaforth is a great selection of old photographs and is on display in the Community Hall. The hall is available for hire for functions, meetings and exercise activities.
The rates set by Mackay Regional Council are quite reasonable. Any enquiries regarding the Seaforth Community Hall would be the pleasure of the Hall Manager, Maralyn Ross, on 0407 640 135 or 07 4959 0332.
SEAFORTH SPORTS GROUND AREA
This is a 3 hectare area of open space located in Walsh Avenue and is adjacent to the Seaforth Bowls Club. For many years, the Hibiscus Coast Progress & Sports Association had a lease on this land where we erected many sporting facilities. These included a multipurpose court (tennis, basketball and netball) and a BMX track.
These are all free facilities and the court is also available for hire at night. Contact Maralyn Ross (07 4959 0332) for details. There is also a concrete cricket pitch in the centre of the grounds that are now maintained by Mackay Regional Council.
In 2008, the Hibiscus Coast Progress & Sports Association constructed a multi-use undercover recreational facility on these grounds. This facility includes a large undercover area with free electric barbeques, tables, seating, table tennis table, water bubblers and toilet block. There is also a canteen, games room for the youth and storeroom.
The undercover area is perfect for kids’ birthday parties and family get-togethers as the other facilities (multipurpose court, BMX track, heaps of open space and the barbeques) are all in one area. The canteen can also be hired for a nominal fee for these social functions. Contact Maralyn on 07 4959 0332.
The Hibiscus Coast Progress & Sports Association is the convener of these Markets that are held every Sunday morning from 8.30am (weather permitting). The Market is held under the mango trees in the reserve in Palm Avenue, just past the Post Office shop. There is a large Mega Market on the first Sunday of each month attracting on average over 80 stallholders.
It is a very friendly country market that has been going for twenty four years and offers the usual variety of stalls including homemade baking, preserves, lots of craft, jewelry, fruit and veggies, plants, wood work and various other different items from time to time.
The main source of income for our Association comes from our Markets and Book Stall that has a great selection of good books and magazines. We greatly appreciate donations of your unwanted reading matter to sell on our stall as all money raised goes back into community projects.
New stall holders are always made most welcome and can make contact with the Market Coordinator on 0400 446 8976.
SEAFORTH BOAT RAMP & PONTOON
One of the best boat ramps in the district is located at Victor Creek. This is a four lane, all tide facility. Thanks to the untiring efforts of one of our locals, John Formosa, the ramp also has the added attraction of a pontoon that was installed by Mackay Regional Council in 2008.
There is a large parking area (although it is always chockers during the holidays if the weather is good) and this area is also floodlit at night. Toilet and boat wash-down facilities (take your own hose) are also at the ramp. There is a security camera in the car park which is monitored by our local Police Beat Officer.
The Seaforth Boating Club has a security parking compound for members on the way to the Victor Creek Boat Ramp. Please phone the caretaker (07 4959 0816) for more information.
LOCAL BOAT LAUNCHING FACILITIES
SEAFORTH – 3 lane ramp at Victor Creek (all tides) with pontoon
SEAFORTH CREEK – with care
HALIDAY BAY – Beach
BALL BAY – Beach
CAPE HILLSBOROUGH – Beach
LANDING CREEK – With care
CONSTANT CREEK – With care
HALIDAY BAY RESORT – Phone 07 4959 0322
Self-contained villa style accommodation (sleeps up to 6), licensed resort with meals, tennis court, 9 hole golf course (social golf on Wednesday and Sunday).
HALIDAY SWIMMING ENCLOSURE was replaced in the early 2013 after major damage sustained in Cyclone Ului in 2010.
PLAYGROUND & PICNIC AREA with barbeque facilties is located near the beach at the end of Haliday Bay Road.
BOAT LAUNCHING from the beach just past the picnic area.
BALL BAY Small, quiet beachside community that has a council operated camping reserve with limited facilities. Small boats can be launched from the beach usually with a tractor. Houses are occupied mainly by retirees or are beach houses for weekenders from other areas.
For a lot more information on Seaforth please check out Visit Seaforth.