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Cairns

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
qld0724
Includes Beaches:
Cairns Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
State/Region:
QLD - Cairns North
Post Code:
4870
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 ( Least hazardous)

Beach

Cairns is largely built on a low, sandy beach system which, fed by sands from the Barron River, has built out up to 4 km into Trinity Bay. Today, the seaward end of the system is fringed by mangroves to the north, bordered by wide Trinity Inlet to the south, while along the Cairns Esplanade is 1.5 km of high tide beach and another 1 km of seawall. The beach is somewhat artificial, as there has been extensive reclamation of the mangroves and tidal flats, and placement of sand to produce a recreational area along the wide foreshore reserve that runs the full length of the Esplanade.

The beach is a steep, narrow strip of sand at high tide, and tidal flats up to 1.5 km wide at low tide. It has excellent access and parking along the full length and numerous facilities in the backing reserve.

Swimming

This is not a popular beach for swimming, owing to the shallow tidal flats. Best at high tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Only at high tide.

General

Cairns' gateway beach, however it's really a converted tidal flat which, none the less, has a magnificent foreshore reserve and provides good access to, and view of, Trinity Bay.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
200

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Parking Parking
  • Seawall Seawall
  • Levee Levee

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
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Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (Lifeguards)
06:00
- 21:00
06:00
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06:00
- 21:00
06:00
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06:00
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06:00
- 21:00

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
15
First Aids:
51
Preventative Actions:
1547

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (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 23° wind S/11 km/h

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CAIRNS AP (5 km) issued at Fri 28 Nov 23:00 (EST)

WATER

27

Issued at Fri, November 28 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Thursday
Friday
Saturday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • E
    1 m
  • E
    0.9 m
  • E
    1 m
  • E
    0.9 m
  • E
    1 m

5 km from Cairns North issued at Thu, November 27 23:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

13

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    3:20
    1.86m
  • Low
    8:53
    1.18m
  • High
    15:47
    2.59m
  • Low
    22:37
    0.92m
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Cairns issued at Fri, November 28 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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