Lammermoor is a popular beach with tourists and locals alike.
Situated south of Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast, Lammermoor is long and sweeping, and occupies a large bay just north of Kemp Beach. It is part of the local government area of Livingstone Shire Council.
Part of traditional Darumbal lands (Taroomball peoples), Lammermoor was one of the first areas to be claimed by white settlers on the Capricorn Coast as part of Robert Ross’ extensive land holdings. Its modern name comes from the Lammermoor Hills in southern Scotland.
During the next century, Lammermoor established itself as a popular seaside community, far enough from Yeppoon to be private and peaceful but close enough to its facilities when needed.
The locality has experienced phenomenal growth since the mid-2010s due to a high influx of southern investors and buyers moving into the area, leading to a shortage of land suitable for residential development.
In 2015, Cyclone Marcia caused a massive landslide at the southern headland which took two years to reinforce. The repairs thus far have proven effective but received their share of (unfair in my opinion) criticism for looking unnatural.
Lammermoor is located on the Scenic Highway that links Yeppoon and Emu Park. A popular park with ample car parking is located midway along the beach and there are several smaller access points along the beach as well.
At the southern end, Statue Bay provides easy access for launching kayaks and canoes. Just beyond Statue Bay is Rosslyn Bay, which is a 400+ berth marina, and has boat ramps for launching vessels of any size, in the shadow of the towering trachyte hill, Double Head.
Vehicles are not allowed on the beach.
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