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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

        Fri, 26 Aug 02:00 am

        LUCINDA (12 km)


        Shower or two.
        22.80 °C
        SE/7 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        FriSatSunMonTueWed
        24° 18° 22° 14° 23° 14° 24° 16° 25° 18° 25° 19°

        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
          0.5m
        • SE
          17 km/h
          1.1m
        • SSE
          22 km/h
          0.7m
        • ESE
          18 km/h
          0.6m
        • SE
          17 km/h
          0.6m
        • ESE
          16 km/h
          0.5m
        • ESE
          17 km/h
          0.5m
        • SE
          16 km/h
          0.5m

        Hinchinbrook Island issued at Thu, 25 Aug 18:29

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
        Swell:
        Easterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
        Weather:
        Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • high
          04:52
          2.26m
        • low
          11:16
          0.86m
        • high
          17:51
          2.92m

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        Lucinda (Offshore) issued at Fri, 26 Aug 02:44

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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