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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

        Fri, 30 Sep 02:00 am

        CAPE FERGUSON N (5 km)


        Shower or two.
        25.90 °C
        NNW/20 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        FriSatSunMonTueWed
        29° 23° 28° 21° 27° 23° 28° 24° 26° 23° 27° 23°

        WATER

        26

        Issued at Thu, 29 Sep 14:24

        SWELL FORECAST

        Friday
        Saturday
        Sunday
        Monday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • WSW
          15 km/h
          0.4m
        • SE
          12 km/h
          0.4m
        • WSW
          8 km/h
          0.2m
        • NNE
          19 km/h
          0.8m
        • NNE
          12 km/h
          0.5m
        • NNE
          20 km/h
          0.8m
        • WNW
          16 km/h
          0.7m
        • SSE
          19 km/h
          0.5m

        Cape Cleveland issued at Thu, 29 Sep 17:58

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots from the west during the morning, then turning north to northeasterly during the afternoon.
        Swell:
        East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a gusty thunderstorm in the morning.

        UV INDEX

        15



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          02:37
          0.60m
        • high
          08:25
          2.58m
        • low
          14:36
          0.67m
        • high
          20:35
          2.83m

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        Cape Ferguson issued at Fri, 30 Sep 02:53

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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