Mulambin & Pinnacle Point
Mulambin is a locality on the Capricorn Coast and part of Livingstone Shire. Located 50 kms from Rockhampton, Mulambin sits on the Scenic Highway, roughly half way between the towns of Emu Park and Yeppoon.
Mulambin features a broad sweeping beach, and is arguably the most photographed stretch of coast line in Central Queensland. Its shallow gradient makes it popular with families and fishermen.
Bluff Point cradles the northern end of the beach, and Pinnacle Point in the south, both of which are part of the Capricorn Coast National Park. West of the scenic highway lies the relatively new residential area, Mulambin Waters which borders Causeway Lake.
Just south of Pinnacle Point, Mulambin Creek flows into Causeway Lake then out into the Pacific Ocean.
Part of the traditional Darumbal lands (Taroomball people), Mulambin was part of the land allocation claimed by Robert Ross of Taranganba in the late 1800s. Due to the constant inundation of salt water into the low surrounding lands, the area had very little agricultural value.
The main spurt of residential growth began after World War 2 with the completion of the bridge over Causeway Lake. This placed Mulambin on the main road between Yeppoon and Emu Park. Until then, Tanby Road a few kilometres inland, was the main thoroughfare.
Recommended further reading: Early history of the Capricorn Coast
Mulambin Beach Access
4WD vehicles are permitted on the beach for launching and retrieving boats. Access is via a dirt road at the southern base of Bluff Point (a.k.a. Kemp Hill).
Three car parks along the beachfront provide foot access onto the beach and both have fresh water and public toilets. The southernmost carpark also provides access to the walking trail over Pinnacle Point.
Mulambin Beach has no camping facilities however sites are available at nearby Causeway Lake.
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