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708

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0708
Includes Beaches:
708
State/Region:
QLD - Macalister Range
Post Code:
4871
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
5

Location

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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

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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 22° wind S/17 km/h

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CAIRNS AP (25 km) issued at Sat 25 Oct 03:30 (EST)

WATER

25

Issued at Fri, October 24 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

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Cooktown issued at (Local Time)

UV INDEX

12

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TODAY'S TIDE

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