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870

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0870
Includes Beaches:
870
State/Region:
QLD - Cape Cleveland
Post Code:
4810
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 ( Least hazardous)

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.

Beaches 868, 869 and 870 are three small, north-west facing pockets of sand; 40 m, 50 m and 100 m long respectively; lying along the base of a 1 km long headland. The three are separated by large granite boulders and backed by steeply rising, wooded slopes. There are a few shacks on beaches 869 and 870. Each beach has a small high tide beach, a 30 m wide low tide beach and tidal flats extending 300 to 400 m into the bay.

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

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

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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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 25° wind SSE/24 km/h

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CAPE FERGUSON N (8 km) issued at Sat 29 Nov 02:30 (EST)

WATER

28

Issued at Fri, November 28 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Thursday
Friday
Saturday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • ENE
    0.2 m
  • ENE
    0.2 m
  • ENE
    0.2 m
  • ENE
    0.3 m
  • ENE
    0.2 m

Cape Cleveland issued at Thu, November 27 23:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

13

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    3:23
    2.26m
  • Low
    9:17
    1.30m
  • High
    15:46
    3.00m
  • Low
    22:50
    0.91m
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Townsville issued at Sat, November 29 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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