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Alexandria Bay

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0681
Includes Beaches:
Alexandria Bay
State/Region:
QLD - Diwan
Post Code:
4873
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

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

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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Hazards

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

Today 26° wind SE/ 33 km/h

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Palmerville (51 km) issued at Mon 25 May 10:00 (EST)

WATER

26

Issued at Mon, May 25 07:17

SWELL FORECAST

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • ESE
    1.6 m
  • ENE
    1.1 m
  • E
    2 m
  • ENE
    1.2 m
  • E
    1.8 m

Diwan issued at Sun, May 24 22:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

8

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    3:59
    2.24m
  • Low
    11:15
    1.17m
  • High
    17:14
    1.76m
  • Low
    22:22
    1.40m
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Port Douglas issued at Mon, May 25 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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