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742

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

       

      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

        Wed, 10 Feb 12:00 pm

        CAIRNS RACECOUR (13 km)


        Shower or two.
        29.70 °C
        S/17 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        WedThuFriSatSunMon
        29° 24° 30° 23° 31° 23° 31° 22° 32° 23° 33° 22°

        WATER

        30

        Issued at Tue, 09 Feb 14:01

        SWELL FORECAST

        Wednesday
        Thursday
        Friday
        Saturday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • SSE
          17 km/h
          0.6m
        • SSE
          22 km/h
          0.6m
        • S
          12 km/h
          0.4m
        • SE
          15 km/h
          0.6m
        • S
          10 km/h
          0.3m
        • SE
          12 km/h
          0.4m
        • SSE
          11 km/h
          0.3m
        • SSE
          13 km/h
          0.5m

        Yarrabah issued at Tue, 09 Feb 17:37

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
        Swell:
        Easterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres outside the reef.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

        UV INDEX

        15



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • Low
          03:50
          0.42m
        • High
          10:24
          3.18m
        • Low
          16:30
          0.88m
        • High
          22:26
          2.60m

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        Cairns issued at Wed, 10 Feb 00:00

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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