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Akens (east)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld1287
Includes Beaches:
Akens (east)
State/Region:
QLD - Stanage
Post Code:
4702
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 ( Least hazardous)

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

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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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 28° wind NE/11 km/h

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WILLIAMSON RAAF (12 km) issued at Thu 27 Nov 08:30 (EST)

WATER

27

Issued at Thu, November 27 07:01

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • PM
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  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • ENE
    0.6 m
  • E
    0.6 m
  • E
    0.6 m
  • E
    0.6 m
  • N
    0 m

Stanage issued at Wed, November 26 23:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

12

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    0:00
    3.40m
  • Low
    5:55
    1.03m
  • High
    12:34
    4.19m
  • Low
    19:16
    1.00m
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Rosslyn Bay issued at Thu, November 27 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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