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Cairns

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld0724
Includes Beaches:
cairns esplanade lagoon
State/Region:
QLD Cairns North
Post Code:
4870
Length:
1.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
ellie point  (2km) giangurra  (3.1km) barron  (3.1km) machans  (3.8km) second beach  (4.1km)

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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Seawall Seawall
  • Levee Levee

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 13:57:44

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 22/08 Tue 23/08 Wed 24/08 Thu 25/08 Fri 26/08 Sat 27/08 Sun 28/08
    Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (Lifeguards)
    06:00
    -
    21:00
    06:00
    -
    21:00
    06:00
    -
    21:00
    06:00
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    21:00
    06:00
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    21:00
    06:00
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    21:00
    06:00
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    21:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • Irukandji Irukandji
    • Bluebottles Bluebottles
    • Chironex Chironex
    • Crocodiles Crocodiles
    • High Tide Range High Tide Range

    Service Providers

    • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (Lifeguards)

    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

    Thu, 25 Aug 09:00 am

    CAIRNS RACECOUR (3 km)


    Cloudy.
    25.00 °C
    SSE/13 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    27° 18° 26° 18° 26° 17° 26° 17° 27° 17° 28° 18°

    WATER

    24

    Issued at Wed, 24 Aug 13:59

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • S
      10 km/h
      0.3m
    • SE
      19 km/h
      0.8m
    • S
      8 km/h
      0.2m
    • SE
      14 km/h
      0.5m
    • SSE
      17 km/h
      0.6m
    • SSE
      17 km/h
      0.7m
    • S
      14 km/h
      0.5m
    • SE
      17 km/h
      0.6m

    Cairns North issued at Wed, 24 Aug 18:19

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
    Swell:
    Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      03:14
      1.98m
    • low
      09:52
      0.97m
    • high
      16:45
      2.36m
    • low
      22:59
      1.32m

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    Cairns issued at Thu, 25 Aug 09:13

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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