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742

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0742
Includes Beaches:
742
State/Region:
QLD - Aloomba
Post Code:
4871
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

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

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

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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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 18° wind SE/19 km/h

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CAIRNS AP (28 km) issued at Tue 29 Jul 04:00 (EST)

WATER

24

Issued at Mon, July 28 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • E
    1.3 m
  • E
    1.3 m
  • E
    1.2 m
  • E
    1.1 m
  • E
    1 m

Aloomba issued at Sun, July 27 22:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

7

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    4:20
    1.21m
  • High
    9:57
    1.97m
  • Low
    16:09
    0.93m
  • High
    22:38
    2.47m
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Cairns issued at Tue, July 29 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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