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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, 01 Oct 03:30 pm

CAIRNS AP (11 km)


Possible shower.
26.70 °C
NNW/13 km/h
Wind

Weather information
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
30° 22° 30° 22° 31° 22° 30° 22° 29° 22° 30° 22°

WATER

27

Issued at Sat, 01 Oct 14:21

SWELL FORECAST

Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SSE
    6 km/h
    0.1m
  • NE
    13 km/h
    0.3m
  • E
    10 km/h
    0.2m
  • ENE
    18 km/h
    0.3m
  • E
    7 km/h
    0.1m
  • ENE
    13 km/h
    0.2m
  • SE
    13 km/h
    0.4m
  • ESE
    22 km/h
    0.7m

Palm Cove issued at Fri, 30 Sep 17:59

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots early in the morning.
Swell:
Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas:
Below 1 metre.
Weather:
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers south of Innisfail, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon.

UV INDEX

16



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • low
    03:00
    0.76m
  • high
    09:12
    2.41m
  • low
    15:12
    0.90m
  • high
    21:17
    2.49m

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Cairns issued at Sat, 01 Oct 16:58

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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