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Alexandria Bay

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0681
State/Region:
QLD Diwan
Post Code:
4873
Length:
3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
alexandria bay (south)  (1.1km) thornton  (1.1km) bouncing stones  (1.9km) bailey point  (2.4km) noah creek (south)  (2.7km)

Beach

Alexandria Bay is an open bay lying between the northern Table Mountain and the southern Bale Hill. A 3 km long beach fronts a 2 km wide swamp that partially fills the bay. The beach faces east and is bordered by Cooper Creek in the north and McKenzie Creek to the south. The creeks and backing swamp prohibit vehicle access, with boat being the best form of access. The beach receives moderate waves and usually has a narrow high tide beach fronted by a 200 m wide shallow bar, across which the waves break at low tide. The beach has been experiencing some erosion, which is undercutting and exposing the tall melaleuca trees that back the beach. The beach also widens toward each of the inlets.

Swimming

This is a relatively safe beach with low waves and a shallow, gently sloping bar. However stay clear of the inlets owing to crocodiles.

Surfing

There is moderate surf during good Trade Wind conditions that breaks across the shallow bar.

Fishing

Best in the two inlets and creeks.

General

An isolated beach offering good fishing, a quiet swim and possibly a surf.

Location

Information Symbols

    Regulation Symbols

      SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

      Last updated: 10/03/2009 20:16:50

       

      PATROL INFORMATION

      There is no beach service this week.

      Hazards

      • Irukandji Irukandji
      • Bluebottles Bluebottles
      • Chironex Chironex
      • Crocodiles Crocodiles
      • High Tide Range High Tide Range

      Service Providers

        SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

        WEATHER

        Wed, 24 Aug 09:00 pm

        LOW ISLES (16 km)


        Partly cloudy.
        24.70 °C
        NNW/19 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        WedThuFriSatSunMon
        30° 20° 29° 21° 27° 20° 25° 18° 25° 18° 26° 18°

        WATER

        24

        Issued at Wed, 24 Aug 13:59

        SWELL FORECAST

        Wednesday
        Thursday
        Friday
        Saturday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • W
          7 km/h
          0.1m
        • SSE
          10 km/h
          0.4m
        • WSW
          8 km/h
          0.3m
        • SSE
          10 km/h
          0.4m
        • S
          10 km/h
          0.7m
        • SE
          15 km/h
          0.9m
        • SSE
          15 km/h
          0.8m
        • SE
          20 km/h
          1.1m

        Diwan issued at Tue, 23 Aug 22:03

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Variable about 10 knots.
        Swell:
        Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
        Seas:
        Below 1 metre.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Cooktown, near zero chance elsewhere.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • high
          01:16
          2.00m
        • low
          08:16
          0.97m
        • high
          15:14
          2.04m
        • low
          21:24
          1.36m

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        Port Douglas issued at Wed, 24 Aug 22:06

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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