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Horseshoe Bay

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
qld0955
Includes Beaches:
Horseshoe Bay
State/Region:
QLD - Bowen
Post Code:
4805
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 ( Least hazardous)

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

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • 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

Patrol Information
  Mon 30/03 Tue 31/03 Wed 01/04 Thu 02/04 Fri 03/04 Sat 04/04 Sun 05/04
Bowen SLSC
            13:00
- 17:00
Horseshoe Bay - Bowen (Lifeguards)
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
 

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
28
First Aids:
43
Preventative Actions:
364

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

Today 29° wind SE/ 28 km/h

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Weather information
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
31.4°° 31°21° 33°21° 33°20° 31°21° 31°21°

Charters Towers (4 km) issued at Mon 30 Mar 09:00 (EST)

WATER

29

Issued at Mon, March 30 14:23

SWELL FORECAST

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • E
    1 m
  • ENE
    0.8 m
  • E
    1 m
  • ENE
    1 m
  • ENE
    0.9 m

Bowen issued at Sun, March 29 23:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

11

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    1:11
    0.95m
  • High
    7:34
    3.06m
  • Low
    13:58
    0.89m
  • High
    19:57
    2.59m
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Bowen issued at Mon, March 30 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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