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Agnes Island (west)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0815
State/Region:
QLD Hinchinbrook Island
Post Code:
4849
Length:
0.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
agnes island  (0.4km) the thumb (south)  (0.5km) little ramsey bay  (1km) 817  (1.4km) nina beach  (2.4km)

Beach

To the west of Agnes Island is an open, 3 km wide, north facing bay. It contains four beaches, all bordered by prominent headlands and backed by steeply rising, densely vegetated slopes, with the 1000 m high peak called The Thumb just 2 km to the west of the main beach. There is no development and no vehicle access to any of the beaches.Beach 815 is protected by two headlands that extend almost 500 m seaward of this 500 m long north-east facing beach. Within this well-protected embayment is a narrow high tide beach backed by a low foredune. It is fronted by a bar/sand flats, up to 100 m wide, and then a fringing coral reef. A small creek drains out across the western end of the beach with a few mangroves in the creek.

Swimming

These beaches all receive moderate protection form the Trades, with waves usually less than 0.5 m high and rips usually absent. They are best at high tide, with rocks and reefs causing some problems at low tide.

Surfing

Usually none.

Fishing

The best spots are usually in the creek mouths and off the rocks at high tide, or from a boat over the coral and rock reefs.

General

Four natural beaches offering a variety of scenery and usually low wave to calm conditions.

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: 19/03/2009 19:44:57

       

      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

        Wed, 04 May 07:00 pm

        LUCINDA (12 km)


        Partly cloudy.
        26.80 °C
        NNE/17 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        WedThuFriSatSunMon
        30° 22° 28° 22° 28° 23° 28° 23° 28° 22° 28° 22°

        WATER

        27

        Issued at Wed, 04 May 14:05

        SWELL FORECAST

        Wednesday
        Thursday
        Friday
        Saturday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • E
          7 km/h
          0.2m
        • ESE
          11 km/h
          0.4m
        • ESE
          10 km/h
          0.3m
        • E
          9 km/h
          0.2m
        • ESE
          10 km/h
          0.3m
        • ESE
          10 km/h
          0.3m
        • SE
          11 km/h
          0.3m
        • ESE
          13 km/h
          0.4m

        Hinchinbrook Island issued at Tue, 03 May 22:20

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon with inshore afternoon sea breezes.
        Swell:
        Easterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        breezes.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower at night. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

        UV INDEX

        9



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          00:55
          0.89m
        • high
          06:59
          3.43m
        • low
          13:29
          0.52m
        • high
          19:35
          3.39m

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        Lucinda (Offshore) issued at Wed, 04 May 19:53

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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