With picture perfect beaches and well-kept parks, Wurtulla is popular with the locals and provides a great Sunday afternoon stroll along the beach and great opportunities to explore the untouched ocean front.
The word and meaning for ‘Wurtulla’ first came from the local aboriginal language meaning ‘Southward’ and was named by the Kawana Estates employees in the 1970s.
Neighbouring Birtinya and Currimundi, Wurtulla is one of the six sections of the 9km stretch that runs from Point Cartwright to the Currimundi Creek mouth. Separating the beach from the housing estates, is a vegetation strip lining the foreshore.
With housing being built and development underway, only the southern, one kilometre strip boarding Wurtulla Beach down to Currimundi Creek is likely to remain natural, as an environmental park.
Older beachside and canal-front homes are being revamped, raising the standard of houses to compete with prestigious new houses popping up in developments such as Stockland’s Lake Kawana and the planned new beachside precinct.
Where there is a beach you can almost guarantee a swimmer or surfer is not far away. Wurtulla Beach is gorgeous to look at, however is not the safest place to swim, potentially a hazardous beach that is common for rips. Situated near the mouth of the river, where tidal currents can be very strong, the safest place to swim is always between the red and yellow flags, which are located down the shoreline at the patrolled Currimundi Beach.
Surfers brave almost any conditions to catch that perfect wave, and Wurtulla provides numerous beach breaks along the foreshore. Pumping best in moderate swell and accompanied by the high tide, Wurtulla is known for its rip holes and deep longshore troughs.
With rock fishing off Point Cartwright, and dropping a line in at the creek mouth, this is fish heaven for the keen fishermen.
Popular with the locals and their furry little friends, Wurtulla Beach from sections 226 to 247, is a ‘dog off leash’ area, leaving this stretch of beach family friendly, even for the four legged family members.
With no cinema complexes, large shopping centre, or well-known amusements centres, Wurtulla is untouched by tourists and high-rise buildings. However this seaside beauty offers an abundance of fresh ocean air, sandy beaches and of course, friendly locals who are proud to call this suburb home.
With the beach at your door step, and a coastal lifestyle so inviting, Wurtulla is the ideal location to call home. With the sea breeze straight off the ocean, and the sand between your toes, what more can you wish for in a place to call home.