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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 (Moderately 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.

       

      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

        Thu, 11 Feb 08:00 pm

        LOW ISLES (16 km)


        Possible shower.
        27.80 °C
        S/22 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        ThuFriSatSunMonTue
        34° 25° 34° 25° 35° 24° 35° 24° 36° 24° 37° 25°

        WATER

        30

        Issued at Thu, 11 Feb 14:05

        SWELL FORECAST

        Thursday
        Friday
        Saturday
        Sunday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • SSE
          17 km/h
          0.5m
        • SSE
          18 km/h
          0.5m
        • SSE
          12 km/h
          0.4m
        • SSE
          13 km/h
          0.5m
        • SSE
          11 km/h
          0.4m
        • SE
          15 km/h
          0.6m
        • SSE
          12 km/h
          0.4m
        • SE
          12 km/h
          0.4m

        Diwan issued at Wed, 10 Feb 18:15

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Cooktown early in the morning.
        Swell:
        Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
        Seas:
        Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

        UV INDEX

        16



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • Low
          04:29
          0.55m
        • High
          10:56
          2.90m
        • Low
          17:16
          0.90m
        • High
          23:13
          2.35m

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        Port Douglas issued at Thu, 11 Feb 00:00

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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