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Buchan Point

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0713
State/Region:
QLD Palm Cove
Post Code:
4879
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.

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

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

Today 21° S/13.00 km/h

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CAIRNS AP (11 km) issued at Sat 1 Aug 20:30

WATER

23

Issued at Sat, August 1 14:10

SWELL FORECAST

Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots
Swell:
Easterly 1 to 2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1 to 1
Seas:
1
Weather:
Partly cloudy

UV INDEX

8

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    03:31
    0.75m
  • High
    09:21
    2.45m
  • Low
    15:29
    0.24m
  • High
    22:09
    3.11m
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Cairns issued at Sat, August 1 00:00

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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