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Buchan Point

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0713
State/Region:
QLD Palm Cove
Post Code:
4879
Length:
1.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
palm beach point  (0.7km) ellis  (1.2km) simpson point (south 2)  (2km) palm cove  (2.4km) simpson point (south 1)  (2.5km)

Beach

The view of Buchan Point is the first coastal vista that drivers sees north of Cairns, and consequently there is a parking area by the highway where many tourists stop to record the view. The beach faces north-east and runs for 1.2 km from 20 m high Buchan Point down to where the highway first reaches the coast. The beach is moderately steep and narrow at high tide. The usually low waves surge up the high tide beach and break across a narrow, continuous bar at low tide. There are several houses at the southern end of the beach but no public facilities.

Swimming

Buchan is a relatively safe beach under normal low waves, with some low surf at low tide. The point beach is isolated and rocky.

Surfing

Best in strong Trades at mid to low tide, when a sloppy beach break is produced.

Fishing

Both beaches offer good rock fishing spots.

General

Buchan is highly visible as the first beach seen from the highway north of Cairns, while the Point Beach is only known to locals.

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 13:48:28

     

    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

      Sat, 27 Aug 12:00 pm

      CAIRNS AP (11 km)


      Mostly sunny.
      25.00 °C
      SE/30 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SatSunMonTueWedThu
      25° 16° 25° 16° 26° 17° 26° 18° 27° 19° 27° 19°

      WATER

      25

      Issued at Fri, 26 Aug 14:04

      SWELL FORECAST

      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • SSE
        16 km/h
        0.9m
      • SE
        18 km/h
        1.1m
      • SSE
        15 km/h
        0.6m
      • SE
        18 km/h
        1m
      • SSE
        14 km/h
        0.4m
      • SE
        16 km/h
        0.9m
      • SE
        17 km/h
        0.8m
      • SE
        17 km/h
        0.7m

      Palm Cove issued at Sat, 27 Aug 00:13

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Cairns.
      Swell:
      Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
      Seas:
      1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Cairns, near zero chance elsewhere.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        00:01
        1.14m
      • high
        05:48
        2.10m
      • low
        11:49
        0.66m
      • high
        18:40
        2.80m

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      Cairns issued at Sat, 27 Aug 12:58

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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