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Bramston Beach

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Beach Number:
qld0755
Includes Beaches:
Bramston Beach
State/Region:
QLD - Bramston Beach
Post Code:
4871
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

Beach

Bramston Beach is located 20 km north of Innisfail, and lies 18 km east of the Bruce Highway. There is a small holiday settlement, a store, motel and beachfront camping area, all located toward the southern end of the 8.5 km long beach. The beach faces east-north-east, with prominent Rocky Point forming the southern boundary, and Wyvuri Creek, which exits against some granite rocks, at the northern boundary. Luxuriant tropical vegetation fringes the back of the beach. The main road reaches the beach at the groyne and camping area, with good access to the southern end and Rocky Point, and a rough track leading up to the northern end and Wyvuri Creek mouth.

Waves average about 0.5 m and produce a moderately steep high tide beach, fronted by a low, flat low tide bar (Fig. 2.14b). The main part of the beach, adjacent to the camping area, has a rock groyne that has trapped the sand to build a wide, steep beach to the south, with a low, flat, eroding beach to the north. Toward Rocky Point, wider tidal flats replace the bar. The small Joyce Creek flows out against the point, with a breakwater partly protecting the creek, so as to allow small boats to reach the boat ramp inside the creek mouth.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach with best swimming at mid to high tide, when the bar and tidal flats are covered. The patrolled area is immediately in front of the camping area and a stinger net is operated during the summer.

Surfing

Usually low waves breaking across the bar. Strong south-easterlies are required to produce larger wind waves.

Fishing

The southern Joyce Creek and breakwater is the most accessible and popular spot, together with the main groyne and beach at high tide.

General

A nice, quiet spot all drenched in tropical vegetation, with limited tourist facilities, a stinger enclosure, a long beach and interesting creeks and headlands.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Parking Parking
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp
  • Groyne
    Groyne

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.

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

The following organisations contribute to the above totals:

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 24° wind SW/4 km/h

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INNISFAIL (22 km) issued at Sun 26 Oct 09:00 (EST)

WATER

25

Issued at Sat, October 25 07:01

SWELL FORECAST

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • E
    1 m
  • E
    1 m
  • E
    1 m
  • E
    0.9 m
  • E
    0.8 m

Bramston Beach issued at Fri, October 24 23:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

12

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TODAY'S TIDE

No tide data is currently available from the Bureau of Meteorology for this location

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