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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

        Sun, 01 May 06:00 am

        CAPE FERGUSON N (5 km)


        Possible shower.
        24.80 °C
        SSE/15 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        SunMonTueWedThuFri
        28° 25° 28° 25° 28° 25° 28° 24° 27° 24° 26° 23°

        WATER

        26

        Issued at Sat, 30 Apr 14:02

        SWELL FORECAST

        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        Wednesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • SE
          12 km/h
          0.4m
        • E
          21 km/h
          0.6m
        • SE
          9 km/h
          0.2m
        • ENE
          13 km/h
          0.3m
        • SE
          7 km/h
          0.1m
        • ENE
          12 km/h
          0.3m
        • SSW
          5 km/h
          0.2m
        • NE
          11 km/h
          0.4m

        Cape Cleveland issued at Sat, 30 Apr 19:56

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
        Swell:
        Easterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
        Weather:
        30% chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

        UV INDEX

        9



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • high
          05:06
          2.73m
        • low
          11:52
          0.94m
        • high
          17:29
          2.32m
        • low
          23:32
          1.05m

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        Cape Ferguson issued at Sun, 01 May 06:42

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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