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Horseshoe Bay

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld0955
State/Region:
QLD Bowen
Post Code:
4805
Length:
0.15km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
cape edgecumbe  (0.2km) beach 953  (0.2km) beach 952  (0.2km) greys bay  (0.4km) murrays bay  (0.4km)

Beach

Horseshoe Bay is the most popular of Bowen’s twelve beaches. It is a picturesque little beach, lying out on the north-east tip of Cape Edgecumbe, 4 km from the town centre. The whole cape is composed of rounded granite rocks and boulders (Fig. 4.43), including the famous landmark Mother Beddock, a large, round boulder perched seemingly precariously 100 m above Kings Beach.Horseshoe Bay beach (955) is just 150 m in length, faces north-east and is bordered by large, rounded granite boulder-headlands. The road runs right to the back of the beach where there is a car park, kiosk, an amenities block and a shady picnic area, with two small resorts tucked in behind.The beach receives low waves, usually less than 0.5 m, which combine with the medium to coarse granitic sand to build a steep beach at high tide, with a narrow, shallow bar exposed at low tide. Surf, currents and rips are rare, requiring waves greater than 0.5 m to form.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach under normal low wave conditions; just use care if swimming or snorkelling around the rocks.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

A popular spot to fish off the rocks or beach, particularly at high tide. There is a boat ramp in adjoining Greys Bay.

General

One of the nicest beaches on the coast, very popular with locals and tourists.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping Camping

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: 01/04/2009 20:01:09

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    66
    Preventative Actions:
    722

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Bowen SLSC Horseshoe Bay - Bowen (Lifeguards)

    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


    Weather information
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    WATER

    26

    Issued at Mon, 23 May 14:02

    SWELL FORECAST

    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SSE
      14 km/h
      0.5m
    • ESE
      14 km/h
      0.5m
    • S
      10 km/h
      0.3m
    • E
      16 km/h
      0.6m
    • SE
      11 km/h
      0.4m
    • ENE
      15 km/h
      0.4m
    • S
      7 km/h
      0.2m
    • WSW
      14 km/h
      0.3m

    Bowen issued at Mon, 23 May 23:39

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Bowling Green early in the morning.
    Swell:
    Easterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    7



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      05:20
      1.30m
    • high
      10:49
      2.13m
    • low
      16:57
      0.86m
    • high
      23:37
      2.86m

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    Bowen issued at Tue, 24 May 23:45

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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