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Yorkeys Knob

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Beach Number:
qld0719
State/Region:
QLD Cairns
Post Code:
4878
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Yorkeys Point (1km) Moon River (1.5km) Holloway (1.8km) Trinity Beach (2.7km) Machans (3.6km)

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 29/06 Tue 30/06 Wed 1/07 Thu 2/07 Fri 3/07 Sat 4/07 Sun 5/07
Yorkeys Knob Beach (Lifeguards)
09:00
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17:00
09:00
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17:00
09:00
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17:00
09:00
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17:00
09:00
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17:00
09:00
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17:00
09:00
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17:00

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
18
First Aids:
27
Preventative Actions:
3548

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 18° SE/15.00 km/h

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Weather information
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CAIRNS AP (4 km) issued at Fri 3 Jul 01:30

WATER

23

Issued at Thu, July 2 14:07

SWELL FORECAST

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • E
    1.4 m
  • E
    1.4 m
  • E
    1.4 m
  • E
    1.5 m
  • E
    1.5 m

Cairns issued at Thu, July 2 17:06

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UV INDEX

7

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    03:47
    0.99m
  • High
    09:28
    2.29m
  • Low
    15:40
    0.39m
  • High
    22:25
    3.00m
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Cairns issued at Fri, July 3 00:00

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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