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Bramston Beach

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld0755
State/Region:
QLD Bramston Beach
Post Code:
4871
Length:
8.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
bramston beach (north)  (3.1km) bramston point (south)  (3.7km) rocky point (south)  (3.7km) bramston point  (4.8km) cooper point (1)  (5.3km)

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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp
  • Groyne Groyne

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 20:17:34

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Bramston Beach (Lifeguards)

    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

    Tue, 30 Aug 09:00 am

    INNISFAIL (14 km)


    Shower or two, drizzle.
    23.10 °C
    SE/4 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    TueWedThuFriSatSun
    24° 20° 25° 21° 25° 20° 27° 20° 28° 20° 26° 21°

    WATER

    24

    Issued at Mon, 29 Aug 14:03

    SWELL FORECAST

    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • ESE
      19 km/h
      0.5m
    • SE
      19 km/h
      0.5m
    • S
      16 km/h
      0.5m
    • ESE
      21 km/h
      0.9m
    • SE
      14 km/h
      0.5m
    • ESE
      11 km/h
      0.3m
    • SE
      6 km/h
      0.2m
    • S
      16 km/h
      0.5m

    Bramston Beach issued at Mon, 29 Aug 19:09

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
    Swell:
    Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      01:46
      0.63m
    • high
      07:19
      1.86m
    • low
      13:29
      0.27m
    • high
      19:56
      2.39m

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    Russell Island issued at Tue, 30 Aug 11:23

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    TODAY'S RADAR

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