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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.

      Last updated: 24/03/2009 19:51:29

       

      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, 28 Aug 06:00 pm

        CAPE FERGUSON N (5 km)


        Mostly clear.
        20.40 °C
        E/19 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        SunMonTueWedThuFri
        22° 17° 23° 19° 24° 21° 24° 21° 24° 21° 24° 22°

        WATER

        23

        Issued at Sun, 28 Aug 14:02

        SWELL FORECAST

        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        Wednesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • SSE
          13 km/h
          0.4m
        • E
          20 km/h
          0.8m
        • SE
          14 km/h
          0.5m
        • E
          22 km/h
          1m
        • SE
          16 km/h
          0.5m
        • E
          23 km/h
          1.1m
        • SE
          20 km/h
          0.7m
        • E
          24 km/h
          1m

        Cape Cleveland issued at Sat, 27 Aug 22:37

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the evening. Winds tending east to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon.
        Swell:
        Easterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
        Weather:
        Mostly sunny.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          01:04
          0.78m
        • high
          06:30
          2.31m
        • low
          12:44
          0.36m
        • high
          19:04
          3.12m

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        Cape Ferguson issued at Sun, 28 Aug 18:44

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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