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Alligator Bay

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld1255
State/Region:
QLD Stanage
Post Code:
4702
Length:
0.6km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
alligator bay (north)  (0.4km) arthur point (east 2)  (0.7km) stanage bay  (0.8km) arthur point (east 1)  (0.8km) arthur point  (1.4km)

Beach

Alligator and Stanage Bays are the next two bays south of the eastern Arthur Point headland. The two bays face north-east and are backed by mainly cleared, gently rising land, with the main Stanage Bay Road running less than 1 km west of the two bays, providing road access to each.Beach 1255 is the main Alligator Bay beach and is a continuous sandy beach bordered by 20 m high headlands. The beach is moderately steep at high tide, with a 50 m wide low tide bar, then more rock offshore.

Swimming

Stanage Bay is one of the safer beaches in the area, with usually low waves spilling across the shallow bar.

Surfing

Low, rideable waves break in Stanage Bay only during strong easterly winds and waves.

Fishing

Best off the rocky point and platforms, and in the two Stanage Bay creeks.

General

Three headland-bound beaches with Alligator and Stanage Bays offering the best spots for swimming and recreation.

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: 03/05/2009 20:04:53

       

      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

        Tue, 31 May 05:00 am

        WILLIAMSON RAAF (24 km)


        Partly cloudy.
        15.30 °C
        CALM/0 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        TueWedThuFriSatSun
        26° 17° 26° 18° 26° 17° 26° 17° 25° 18° 26° 18°

        WATER

        25

        Issued at Mon, 30 May 14:06

        SWELL FORECAST

        Tuesday
        Wednesday
        Thursday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • ESE
          17 km/h
          0.7m
        • ESE
          24 km/h
          0.9m
        • ESE
          19 km/h
          0.7m
        • SE
          21 km/h
          0.8m
        • SSE
          16 km/h
          0.6m
        • ESE
          20 km/h
          0.7m
        • SE
          18 km/h
        • E
          19 km/h

        Stanage issued at Mon, 30 May 18:52

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Hamilton Island in the late morning and afternoon. Winds turning easterly in the late evening.
        Swell:
        Below 0.5 metres.
        Seas:
        Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy.

        UV INDEX

        5



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          00:24
          1.83m
        • high
          06:28
          6.77m
        • low
          13:06
          1.18m
        • high
          19:22
          6.87m

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        Mcewin Islet issued at Tue, 31 May 06:15

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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