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743

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0743
State/Region:
QLD Yarrabah
Post Code:
4871
Length:
0.8km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
744  (1.1km) 742  (1.2km) 745  (2.2km) 746  (3.2km) saltwater creek beach  (3.8km)

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 13:34:19

       

      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

        Thu, 26 May 02:00 pm

        CAIRNS RACECOUR (14 km)


        Partly cloudy.
        29.40 °C
        ESE/7 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
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        26° 21° 27° 20° 27° 20° 27° 21° 27° 21° 26° 21°

        WATER

        27

        Issued at Wed, 25 May 14:02

        SWELL FORECAST

        Thursday
        Friday
        Saturday
        Sunday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • SSW
          7 km/h
          0.2m
        • SSE
          10 km/h
          0.3m
        • SW
          7 km/h
          0.1m
        • S
          7 km/h
          0.1m
        • SW
          5 km/h
          0.1m
        • SE
          8 km/h
          0.2m
        • SSW
          7 km/h
          0.4m
        • SE
          13 km/h
          0.5m

        Yarrabah issued at Wed, 25 May 19:51

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening.
        Swell:
        Southeasterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Below 1 metre.
        Weather:
        Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Cairns, near zero chance elsewhere.

        UV INDEX

        7



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          05:20
          1.08m
        • high
          11:03
          1.82m
        • low
          17:03
          0.66m
        • high
          23:59
          2.40m

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        Fitzroy Island issued at Thu, 26 May 14:41

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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