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Yorkeys Knob

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
qld0719
Includes Beaches:
Yorkeys Knob
State/Region:
QLD - Yorkeys Knob
Post Code:
4878
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

Beach

Yorkeys Knob is a 70 m high headland which forms the northern end of the beach of the same name. The beach runs toward the south-east for 1.5 km where it encounters the mouths of Yorkeys and the larger Richters Creeks, and their associated tidal shoals. Yorkeys Knob settlement, including two caravan parks, parallels the northern half of the beach, with houses also spreading up onto the headland. There is excellent beach access for the length of the beach.

This attractive, tree-lined beach is composed of medium sand, that has built a steep high tide beach, while at low tide, low sand flats are exposed. The sand flats increase dramatically in width toward the southern creek mouths. A rock groyne is located at the north end and extends out from the Knob. This was constructed in 1959-60, following severe beach erosion during the 1956 cyclone. Sand has built up on the southern side of the groyne providing a degree of protection for the road and houses. However, a rock seawall is still present along most of the developed beach section.

Swimming

Best at high tide in the northern patrolled area. Sand flats are exposed at low tide, while closer to the creek mouths there are strong tidal currents.

Surfing

Usually only small wind waves that are best at mid tide. Waves reach 1.5m during strong Trade Winds, with best surfing and windsurfing toward the northern end.

Fishing

The rock groyne is popular at high tide, while the creek mouth can be fished from the banks or a boat.

General

A quiet beach 5km off the highway; favoured by locals and campers.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Parking Parking
  • Groyne Groyne

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 13/04 Tue 14/04 Wed 15/04 Thu 16/04 Fri 17/04 Sat 18/04 Sun 19/04
Yorkeys Knob Beach (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

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
15
First Aids:
20
Preventative Actions:
2900

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Yorkeys Knob Beach (Lifeguards)

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 28° wind SSE/ 22 km/h

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Weather information
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30.2°° 28°23° 30°24° 30°23° 31°23° 31°22°

Cooktown (4 km) issued at Sun 19 Apr 10:00 (EST)

WATER

28

Issued at Sun, April 19 08:07

SWELL FORECAST

Saturday
Sunday
Monday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • E
    1.3 m
  • E
    1.3 m
  • E
    1.3 m
  • E
    1.2 m
  • E
    1.3 m

9 km from Yorkeys Knob issued at Sat, April 18 22:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

11

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    3:07
    0.73m
  • High
    9:15
    2.89m
  • Low
    15:26
    0.43m
  • High
    21:56
    3.09m
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Cairns issued at Sun, April 19 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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