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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 27/06 Tue 28/06 Wed 29/06 Thu 30/06 Fri 01/07 Sat 02/07 Sun 03/07
    Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (Lifeguards)
    06:00
    -
    21:00
    06:00
    -
    21:00
    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

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    29
    First Aids:
    64
    Preventative Actions:
    514

    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

    Tue, 28 Jun 02:00 am

    CAIRNS RACECOUR (3 km)


    Partly cloudy.
    20.90 °C
    SSE/9 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    TueWedThuFriSatSun
    25° 19° 26° 17° 28° 19° 28° 19° 28° 19° 27° 18°

    WATER

    26

    Issued at Mon, 27 Jun 14:03

    SWELL FORECAST

    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SSE
      17 km/h
      1m
    • SSE
      22 km/h
      1.5m
    • S
      19 km/h
      1.2m
    • SSE
      18 km/h
      1.3m
    • SSE
      14 km/h
      1.1m
    • SSE
      13 km/h
      0.9m
    • S
      11 km/h
      0.6m
    • SSE
      12 km/h
      0.8m

    Cairns North issued at Mon, 27 Jun 23:03

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times during the day.
    Swell:
    East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
    Seas:
    1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres outside the reef during the morning.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    7



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      03:46
      2.41m
    • low
      10:34
      0.95m
    • high
      16:49
      2.18m
    • low
      22:37
      1.31m

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    Cairns issued at Tue, 28 Jun 02:45

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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