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747

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0747
State/Region:
QLD Aloomba
Post Code:
4871
Length:
1.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
748  (0.8km) 746  (1.3km) palmer point (north)  (1.6km) 745  (2.4km) 744  (3.4km)

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 747 is a more east facing beach, being located on the south side of a turn in the spur. The rocks of the spur give way sufficiently for three near-continuous strips of sand, totalling 1.5 km.

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

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 13:39:49

       

      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

        Fri, 26 Aug 01:00 pm

        CAIRNS RACECOUR (19 km)


        Possible shower.
        25.00 °C
        ESE/20 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        FriSatSunMonTueWed
        24° 17° 22° 14° 22° 13° 23° 14° 23° 16° 23° 16°

        WATER

        24

        Issued at Thu, 25 Aug 14:02

        SWELL FORECAST

        Friday
        Saturday
        Sunday
        Monday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • S
          9 km/h
          0.6m
        • SSE
          14 km/h
          1m
        • S
          18 km/h
          0.8m
        • SSE
          18 km/h
          0.9m
        • SSE
          15 km/h
          0.8m
        • SSE
          17 km/h
          0.8m
        • SSE
          12 km/h
          0.6m
        • SSE
          15 km/h
          0.7m

        Aloomba issued at Thu, 25 Aug 18:29

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
        Swell:
        East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • high
          04:28
          1.65m
        • low
          10:52
          0.61m
        • high
          17:41
          2.20m

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        Russell Island issued at Fri, 26 Aug 13:15

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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