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708

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0708
State/Region:
QLD Wangetti
Post Code:
4877
Length:
0.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
red cliff point (south)  (0.8km) simpson point (west)  (1.2km) simpson point (south 1)  (1.9km) simpson point (south 2)  (2.3km) ellis  (3.1km)

Beach

At the southern end of Wangetti Beach, the Cook Highway again takes on the steep slopes of the Macalister Range. The ranges rise nearly 500 m within 1.5 km of the coast, and require the highway to hug the lower slopes and skirt the narrow beaches. Just east of Red Cliff Point is a 500 m patch of sand and numerous boulders and cobbles, that comprises a very accessible and visible beach (707), but not one suited for safe swimming. Two kilometres further east is a second beach (708) of a similar nature, only with a western pocket of sand. Both beaches receive waves averaging less than 0.5 m and have a steep, sand-cobble high tide beach fronted by rocky and sandy patches at low tide.

Swimming

While waves are usually low along these beaches, the prevalence of rocks on the beach and in the surf make them generally unsuitable for safe swimming.

Surfing

During strong Trades there are some right-handers running along the steep, rocky shore.

Fishing

Reasonably popular spots owing to the easy access and rocky vantage points.

General

Two highly visible beaches worth a photo stop, but with no facilities and unsuitable for safe swimming.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area

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: 16/03/2009 13:44:14

     

    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

      Fri, 26 Aug 06:30 am

      CAIRNS AP (15 km)


      Possible shower.
      21.30 °C
      CALM/0 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      FriSatSunMonTueWed
      24° 16° 22° 14° 22° 13° 23° 14° 24° 15° 24° 16°

      WATER

      25

      Issued at Thu, 25 Aug 14:02

      SWELL FORECAST

      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • SE
        7 km/h
        0.5m
      • ESE
        17 km/h
        1.1m
      • SSE
        15 km/h
        0.7m
      • SE
        16 km/h
        0.9m
      • SE
        14 km/h
        0.7m
      • SE
        16 km/h
        0.8m
      • SE
        13 km/h
        0.6m
      • SE
        15 km/h
        0.7m

      Wangetti issued at Thu, 25 Aug 18:29

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
      Swell:
      East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
      Seas:
      Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        04:43
        1.89m
      • low
        10:59
        0.75m
      • high
        17:45
        2.47m

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      Port Douglas issued at Fri, 26 Aug 07:59

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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