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Balgal

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld0840
State/Region:
QLD Balgal Beach
Post Code:
4816
Length:
9.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
douglas hill  (2.9km) toomulla (point)  (3.5km) hencamp creek  (3.5km) toomulla  (3.7km) cassoway creek  (5km)

Beach

The main Balgal Beach (840) lies 5 km from the highway and the small settlement parallels the northern kilometre of the beach. There is a store and caravan park as well as a boat ramp into the creek, which can only be used at mid to high tide. The beach runs south-east for 9.5 km to the rocks of Douglas Hill. There are three additional access roads to the central portion of the beach; two of these are off the Balgal Road, with housing development occurring at each. The beach is backed by a low, grassy foredune and receives waves averaging 0.5 m that maintain a 50 m wide, moderate gradient high tide beach and a 100 to 200 m wide, low gradient low tide bar. Waves spill across a wide surf zone at mid to low tide, while rips, when present, are usually weak.

Swimming

It is a relatively safe beach with a wide, low gradient surf and usually low waves.

Surfing

Usually only low, spilling breakers that pick up with the Trades.

Fishing

Best in the creek and over the rock reefs at high tide.

General

Balgal is a quiet little settlement with limited tourist facilities, but close enough to the highway to warrant a visit.

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

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 20:10:25

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    3
    Preventative Actions:
    119

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Balgal 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

    Mon, 30 May 09:30 am

    TOWNSVILLE (26 km)


    Shower or two.
    26.20 °C
    ESE/20 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    MonTueWedThuFriSat
    28° 22° 28° 22° 28° 21° 27° 21° 27° 22° 28° 21°

    WATER

    26

    Issued at Sun, 29 May 14:05

    SWELL FORECAST

    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SE
      9 km/h
      0.3m
    • E
      12 km/h
      0.4m
    • SE
      15 km/h
      0.4m
    • ESE
      18 km/h
      0.5m
    • SSE
      13 km/h
      0.4m
    • ESE
      16 km/h
      0.5m
    • SSE
      14 km/h
      0.4m
    • ESE
      14 km/h
      0.4m

    Balgal Beach issued at Sun, 29 May 18:06

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
    Swell:
    Below 0.5 metres.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers north of Cape Bowling Green, near zero chance elsewhere.

    UV INDEX

    7



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      04:18
      2.83m
    • low
      11:27
      1.13m
    • high
      17:10
      2.45m
    • low
      23:07
      1.43m

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    Albino Rock issued at Mon, 30 May 10:59

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