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Akens (west)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld1286
State/Region:
QLD Stanage
Post Code:
4702
Length:
0.7km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
akens (east)  (0.4km) charcoal creek (east)  (1.1km) sabina point (west 2)  (1.3km) sabina point (west 1)  (2.3km) charcoal creek (north 1)  (2.3km)

Beach

The coast between the southern headland of West Bight and Sabina Point, 10 km to the south-east, consists of a series of low headlands and continuous tidal flats backed by a series of 11 irregular high tide beaches. The whole section is fronted by Akens Island, which lies 3 km offshore and is connected at low tide by tidal flats. When approaching this area from any direction, the view is dominated by conical, 230 m high Pine Mountain, located 5 km in from the coast. There is gravel road access to Pine Mountain and a vehicle track from there along the back of the coast to some shacks on Sabina Point. Otherwise there is no development and no facilities. The entire section faces roughly north-north-east and receives very low wind waves, except at high tide during strong Trades when waves might reach 0.5 m high.At the eastern end of beach 1285 the low slopes of the Normanby Range again reach the coast, forming four open embayments that end at the more prominent 10 m high Sabina Point. The first two beaches, 1286 and 1287, lie directly south of Akens Island. They are 700 m and 1.2 km long respectively and face north. The first beach is a low, vegetated sand spit that ends at a small tidal creek, while the second is backed by a low, casuarina-covered dune.

Swimming

All these beaches are only suitable for swimming at high tide, with kilometres of low, sandy tidal flats exposed at low tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Only at high tide, with the tidal creeks offering the best spots.

General

Seven isolated beaches all located in the military reserve and little used except during training exercises.

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 20:39:51

       

      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

        Mon, 02 May 03:00 am

        WILLIAMSON RAAF (7 km)


        Early fog. Possible shower.
        21.50 °C
        SE/4 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        MonTueWedThuFriSat
        28° 21° 29° 21° 28° 21° 26° 20° 26° 19° 26° 19°

        WATER

        25

        Issued at Sun, 01 May 14:03

        SWELL FORECAST

        Monday
        Tuesday
        Wednesday
        Thursday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • SSE
          5 km/h
          0.1m
        • NE
          10 km/h
          0.3m
        • W
          8 km/h
          0.3m
        • E
          10 km/h
          0.3m
        • NNW
          10 km/h
          0.4m
        • E
          7 km/h
          0.2m
        • SSE
          10 km/h
          0.3m
        • SE
          12 km/h
          0.5m

        Stanage issued at Mon, 02 May 00:17

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
        Swell:
        East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Below 1 metre.
        Weather:
        30% chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

        UV INDEX

        7



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • high
          06:17
          4.57m
        • low
          12:43
          1.14m
        • high
          19:00
          4.34m

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        High Peak Island issued at Mon, 02 May 03:29

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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