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Horseshoe Bay

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
qld0955
State/Region:
QLD Bowen
Post Code:
4805
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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
20

Location

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  • Camping Camping
  • Parking Parking

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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STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
28
First Aids:
58
Preventative Actions:
500

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

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

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WATER

23

Issued at Wed, July 29 14:09

SWELL FORECAST

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  • E
    1.6 m
  • ENE
    1.4 m
  • ENE
    1.4 m
  • ENE
    1.2 m
  • ENE
    1.2 m

Bowen issued at Wed, July 29 04:54

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UV INDEX

7

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    02:29
    0.94m
  • High
    07:58
    2.36m
  • Low
    14:15
    0.38m
  • High
    20:51
    3.19m
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Bowen issued at Wed, July 29 00:00

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