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867

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0867
State/Region:
QLD Cape Cleveland
Post Code:
4816
Length:
0.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
871  (0.7km) launs beach  (0.7km) 868  (0.7km) 869  (0.7km) 870  (0.7km)

Beach

The eastern shore of Cleveland Bay consists of a 7 km long, rocky and sandy shore that ends at Cape Cleveland. Both the cape and the bay were named by Captain Cook in June 1770. Townsville lies 20 km across the bay on its western shore, with mangroves occupying much of the southern shore in between. The mangroves finally end at the eastern extremity of Launs Beach, where the shore also turns to a more northerly direction. For the first three kilometres north from Launs Beach, the shore alternates between six small, generally undeveloped, sandy beaches and the granitic rocks of Mount Cleveland; located 3 km to the east and reaching a height of 560 m.Beach 867 is a 200 m strip of sand around the first headland from Launs Beach. It consists of a low, narrow, west facing beach backed by a small, grassy beach ridge, with a small, mangrove-fringed creek draining out across the southern end, together with mangroves in the northern corner of the beach. The beach is bounded and backed by steeply rising granite slopes, with a few large boulders on and off the beach.

Swimming

All six have nice, small, sandy beaches at high tide, while extensive tidal flats are exposed at low tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Only at high tide.

General

Six isolated beaches that can only be reached by boat at high tide.

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: 24/03/2009 19:48:32

       

      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, 27 May 10:00 pm

        CAPE FERGUSON N (5 km)


        Mostly clear.
        26.10 °C
        WSW/4 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        FriSatSunMonTueWed
        26° 23° 28° 23° 26° 20° 26° 20° 26° 22° 26° 22°

        WATER

        26

        Issued at Fri, 27 May 14:06

        SWELL FORECAST

        Friday
        Saturday
        Sunday
        Monday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • WNW
          9 km/h
          0.2m
        • SSE
          14 km/h
          0.5m
        • SSW
          7 km/h
          0.1m
        • E
          12 km/h
          0.2m
        • SSE
          7 km/h
          0.4m
        • E
          15 km/h
          0.7m
        • SE
          11 km/h
          0.4m
        • E
          15 km/h
          0.7m

        Cape Cleveland issued at Thu, 26 May 18:15

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending northerly in the evening.
        Swell:
        Easterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Below 1 metre.
        Weather:
        Sunny.

        UV INDEX

        7



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • high
          00:31
          2.52m
        • low
          08:28
          1.40m
        • high
          13:03
          1.75m
        • low
          18:33
          1.22m

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        Cape Ferguson issued at Fri, 27 May 22:15

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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