Skip to Content

742

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0742
State/Region:
QLD Yarrabah
Post Code:
4871
Length:
2.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
743  (1.2km) 744  (2.2km) saltwater creek beach  (2.7km) 745  (3.3km) 746  (4.4km)

Beach

At the southern end of Saltwater Creek Beach, the steep, vegetated slopes reach the sea and the coast trends south-east. Running along the base of the ranges is a strip of sand, interspersed with small, rocky outcrops. Beaches 742 and 743 occupy the first 3 km of the rocky coast. Beach 742 consists of six near-continuous high tide strips of sand, separated by small, rocky headlands of varying sizes, with some rocks scattered along the beaches and exposed at low tide. A larger headland separates it from Beach 743, which consists of two small pocket beaches, totalling about 600 m in length. Neither beach has any access or development.The two beaches are composed of the coarse, granitic sand that produces a steep high tide beach, fronted by a flatter low tide beach about 30 m wide, with rocks outcropping along the beaches. If approaching the beaches by boat at high tide, beware of the submerged rocks.

Swimming

Two relatively safe beaches, with usually low waves. However, care must be taken of the numerous rocks, particularly at high tide.

Surfing

Only a small break across the bar at mid to low tide.

Fishing

Numerous good spots on the many rocks along the beaches and headlands.

General

Two natural beaches backed by steep, densely vegetated slopes and fringed by rocks.

Location

Information Symbols

    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: 17/03/2009 13:33:37

       

      PATROL INFORMATION

      There is no beach service this week.

      Hazards

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

      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

        Sun, 31 Jul 07:00 pm

        CAIRNS RACECOUR (13 km)


        Mostly cloudy.
        22.20 °C
        S/13 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        SunMonTueWedThuFri
        25° 19° 25° 18° 26° 18° 23° 17° 23° 15° 24° 15°

        WATER

        24

        Issued at Sun, 31 Jul 14:03

        SWELL FORECAST

        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        Wednesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • SSE
          19 km/h
          1.1m
        • SSE
          20 km/h
          1.2m
        • S
          15 km/h
          0.9m
        • SSE
          16 km/h
          1m
        • SSW
          11 km/h
          0.6m
        • SSE
          11 km/h
          0.7m
        • SSE
          21 km/h
          1.7m
        • SSE
          24 km/h
          1.8m

        Yarrabah issued at Sat, 30 Jul 21:03

        more
        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
        Swell:
        Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          01:16
          1.05m
        • high
          06:52
          2.14m
        • low
          13:06
          0.37m
        • high
          19:47
          2.81m

        more

        Fitzroy Island issued at Sun, 31 Jul 19:23

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

        There are currently no events for this beach.
        Create Event

        What's On

        Create Event
        Back to top