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Palm Cove

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld0715
Includes Beaches:
kewarra beach
State/Region:
QLD Cairns
Post Code:
4879
Length:
5.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
palm beach point  (1.9km) trinity beach  (2.1km) buchan point  (2.4km) moon river  (3.3km) ellis  (3.5km)

Beach

Palm Cove Beach lies at the northern end of a 5.5 km long beach that runs south from Buchan Point, where it faces east, through to Clifton Beach and on to Kewarra Beach, where it faces north-east. Deep Creek drains across the beach between Clifton and Kewarra. Kewarra ends in the south at Taylor Point. Twin-peaked Double Island is located 1 km off Buchan Point.The Cairns Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1924, is located on the beachfront 500 m south of Buchan Point. The beach is located 1 km off the Cook Highway and, besides the surf lifesaving club, has most facilities for visitors and tourists, including a variety of tourist accommodations. There is also a boat ramp and fishing jetty just south of the point. The road parallels the beach, with ample parking and a foreshore reserve between the road and beach.The beach is composed of relatively coarse sand which, together with the waves averaging just under 0.5 m, produces a soft, steep high tide beach, and a 40 m wide attached bar at low tide. Waves surge up the steep beach at high tide and break across the bar at low tide.

Swimming

This is a relatively safe beach under normal low waves. However, waves and currents increase during strong south-easterlies. The three patrolled beaches and net enclosures offer the safest bathing, particularly during the stinger season.

Surfing

Usually low, sloppy waves, best at mid to low tide and when there is a bit of south-east wind to pick up the waves.

Fishing

The jetty and northern rocks are the most popular spots, with fishing off the beach best at high tide.

General

One of Cairns' longer and more popular beaches, both with locals and the increasing number of tourists.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Other facilities Other facilities
  • Jetty Jetty
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp

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

    Patrol Information
      Mon 08/02 Tue 09/02 Wed 10/02 Thu 11/02 Fri 12/02 Sat 13/02 Sun 14/02
    Kewarra Beach (Lifeguards)
    10:00
    -
    18:00
    10:00
    -
    18:00
    Palm Cove (Lifeguards)
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    Clifton Beach (Lifeguards)
    10:00
    -
    18:00
    10:00
    -
    18:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    6
    First Aids:
    319
    Preventative Actions:
    2912

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Kewarra Beach (Lifeguards) Cairns SLSC Palm Cove (Lifeguards) Clifton Beach (Lifeguards)

    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, 13 Feb 12:30 am

    CAIRNS AP (9 km)


    Mostly sunny.
    24.50 °C
    ESE/17 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SatSunMonTueWedThu
    32° 23° 33° 23° 33° 23° 34° 23° 34° 24° 33° 24°

    WATER

    30

    Issued at Fri, 12 Feb 14:05

    SWELL FORECAST

    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SSE
      9 km/h
      0.2m
    • ESE
      14 km/h
      0.4m
    • S
      5 km/h
      0.7m
    • ENE
      10 km/h
      0.6m
    • WNW
      6 km/h
      0.7m
    • ENE
      10 km/h
      0.7m
    • WNW
      7 km/h
      0.7m
    • E
      12 km/h
      0.6m

    Cairns issued at Fri, 12 Feb 23:54

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
    Swell:
    Easterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
    Weather:
    30% chance of a shower in the morning. Sunny afternoon.

    UV INDEX

    15



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • High
      00:21
      2.32m
    • Low
      06:14
      1.22m
    • High
      12:44
      2.51m
    • Low
      19:15
      1.21m

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    Cairns issued at Sat, 13 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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