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746

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0746
Includes Beaches:
746
State/Region:
QLD - Aloomba
Post Code:
4871
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

Beach

Between Beach 745 and Palmer Point is a 7 km section of coast that runs around the base of a 500 m high spur of the Malbon Thompson Range. Near-continuous beaches, interrupted by granite outcrops and small headlands, fringe the spur. All five beaches are composed of coarse granitic sand and all have steep high tide beaches, with 30 to 50 m wide low tide bars. What differentiates the beaches is their integrity between the rocks, their orientation and degree of rock outcrop along the beach. There is no land access to any of the beaches and no facilities, although some are used for fishing camps.

Beach 746 consists of six scallops of sand, extending for a total of 2 km along the base of the steep slopes, and facing north-east. Each sand patch is bordered by low, granite outcrops and all have varying degrees of rocks on the beach and bars.

Swimming

The best beaches for swimming are those that are more rock-free, namely Beach 746, which is backed by an open valley rather than steep slopes. Be careful of the numerous rocks, that may be submerged at high tide.

Surfing

Usually low waves breaking across the bar, with larger waves during strong Trade winds.

Fishing

The local aboriginal community has a number of fishing camps on these beaches, attesting to the possibility of some good spots. The beaches have deep water at high tide and there are numerous rocks and small headlands to fish from. Be careful of the many rocks if fishing from a boat.

General

A series of beautiful, natural beaches mixed with numerous granite rocks, and all backed by dense tropical vegetation.

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 25° wind NNE/13 km/h

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CAIRNS AP (35 km) issued at Thu 18 Sep 17:00 (EST)

WATER

24

Issued at Thu, September 18 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

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Friday
  • PM
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  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • E
    0.7 m
  • E
    0.6 m
  • E
    0.6 m
  • E
    0.6 m
  • E
    0.6 m

Aloomba issued at Wed, September 17 22:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

12

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    0:31
    1.07m
  • High
    6:14
    1.98m
  • Low
    12:01
    0.88m
  • High
    18:42
    2.59m
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Cairns issued at Thu, September 18 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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