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870

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0870
State/Region:
QLD Cape Cleveland
Post Code:
4816
Length:
0.1km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
871  (0km) 868  (0km) 869  (0km) 867  (0.7km) long beach  (1km)

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

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.

       

      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

        Sat, 13 Feb 04:00 pm

        CAPE FERGUSON N (5 km)


        Clear.
        29.40 °C
        NNE/11 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        SatSunMonTueWedThu
        33° 26° 31° 26° 32° 27° 32° 28° 32° 27° 32° 27°

        WATER

        29

        Issued at Sat, 13 Feb 14:04

        SWELL FORECAST

        Saturday
        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • S
          8 km/h
          0.2m
        • E
          14 km/h
          0.5m
        • SSW
          5 km/h
          0.4m
        • NNW
          9 km/h
          0.5m
        • NW
          7 km/h
          0.4m
        • WSW
          10 km/h
          0.5m
        • SSW
          8 km/h
          0.5m
        • SSE
          7 km/h
          0.4m

        Cape Cleveland issued at Fri, 12 Feb 22:00

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with inshore afternoon east to northeasterly sea breezes.
        Swell:
        Below 0.5 metres.
        Seas:
        breezes.
        Weather:
        Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

        UV INDEX

        14



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • High
          00:16
          2.78m
        • Low
          06:28
          1.43m
        • High
          12:36
          2.94m
        • Low
          20:01
          1.33m

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        Townsville issued at Sat, 13 Feb 00:00

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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