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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 (Moderately 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.

     

    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

      Tue, 09 Feb 11:30 am

      CAIRNS AP (15 km)


      Showers. Possible storm.
      29.40 °C
      SE/28 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      TueWedThuFriSatSun
      29° 22° 28° 21° 28° 21° 29° 21° 29° 20° 31° 21°

      WATER

      30

      Issued at Mon, 08 Feb 13:59

      SWELL FORECAST

      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • S
        11 km/h
        0.2m
      • SE
        19 km/h
        0.5m
      • SE
        11 km/h
        0.5m
      • SE
        14 km/h
        0.6m
      • SSE
        8 km/h
        0.4m
      • SE
        12 km/h
        0.5m
      • SSE
        5 km/h
        0.2m
      • ESE
        6 km/h
        0.3m

      Wangetti issued at Mon, 08 Feb 22:46

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
      Swell:
      Easterly below 1 metre.
      Seas:
      1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

      UV INDEX

      16



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • Low
        03:06
        0.29m
      • High
        09:37
        3.12m
      • Low
        15:50
        0.81m
      • High
        21:37
        2.54m

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      Port Douglas issued at Tue, 09 Feb 00:00

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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