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747

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0747
Includes Beaches:
747
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 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

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 ESE/20 km/h

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CAIRNS AP (37 km) issued at Tue 29 Jul 16:00 (EST)

WATER

24

Issued at Tue, July 29 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • E
    1.2 m
  • E
    1.1 m
  • E
    1 m
  • E
    0.8 m
  • E
    0.8 m

Aloomba issued at Mon, July 28 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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