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Buchan Point

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0713
Includes Beaches:
Buchan Point
State/Region:
QLD - Palm Cove
Post Code:
4879
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
20

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 29° wind ESE/ 11 km/h

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Cooktown (11 km) issued at Mon 2 Mar 08:30 (EST)

WATER

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Issued at Mon, March 2 08:32

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1 km from Palm Cove issued at Sat, February 28 23:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    1:24
    0.74m
  • High
    8:01
    2.99m
  • Low
    13:57
    1.06m
  • High
    19:59
    2.48m
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Cairns issued at Mon, March 2 00:00 (Local Time)

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