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Cairns

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Beach Number:
qld0724
Includes Beaches:
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
State/Region:
QLD Cairns North
Post Code:
4870
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.

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)
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21:00
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21:00
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Hazards

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

Today 27° SW/6.00 km/h

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CAIRNS RACECOUR (3 km) issued at Mon 31 Aug 10:00

WATER

24

Issued at Sun, August 30 14:06

SWELL FORECAST

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
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  • AM
  • E
    0.8 m
  • E
    0.7 m
  • E
    0.7 m
  • E
    0.7 m
  • E
    0.7 m

Cairns North issued at Sun, August 30 16:54

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UV INDEX

11

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    03:50
    0.49m
  • High
    09:55
    2.64m
  • Low
    15:58
    0.37m
  • High
    22:23
    2.96m
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Cairns issued at Mon, August 31 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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