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Balgal

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Beach Number:
qld0840
Includes Beaches:
Balgal
State/Region:
QLD - Balgal Beach
Post Code:
0
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

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

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 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
1
Preventative Actions:
74

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

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 26° wind S/17 km/h

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TOWNSVILLE (42 km) issued at Wed 23 Apr 18:30 (EST)

WATER

27

Issued at Wed, April 23 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • ENE
    0.6 m
  • E
    0.6 m
  • E
    0.6 m
  • E
    0.6 m
  • E
    0.5 m

9 km from Balgal Beach issued at Tue, April 22 22:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

9

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    4:56
    3.19m
  • Low
    11:43
    1.03m
  • High
    17:19
    2.69m
  • Low
    23:29
    1.15m
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Townsville issued at Wed, April 23 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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