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Adams Beach

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld1576
State/Region:
QLD Dunwich
Post Code:
4183
Length:
0.7km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
dunwich  (0.4km) one mile  (0.7km) main beach (coochiemudlo island)  (6.8km) amity  (6.9km) point lookout/blue lake beach  (7km)

Beach

The western side of North Stradbroke Island faces into the southern half of Moreton Bay. The sandy shore receives no ocean swell, except at the very north-western entrance. Only at the protruding Dunwich and along the north-western Amity shore are the bay waves sufficiently high to maintain low energy sandy beaches fronted by tidal flats and/or tidal channels. As the bay narrows south of Dunwich, the low energy conditions permit mangroves to dominate the shore, while between Dunwich and Amity extensive sand flats and tidal shoals extending 12 km into the bay also maintain calm conditions and a mangrove-fringed shore. In all, there are five bay beaches between Dunwich and Amity Point.Adams beach (1576) is a 700 m long strip of high tide sand facing south-west into Moreton Bay, located on the southern side of Dunwich. The beach is calm, except during south-westerly wind conditions, and is fronted by seagrass covered sand flats that widen from 100 m in the north to 300 m in the south. The southern end of the beach grades into a mangrove-fringed shore. The northern end of the beach is bordered by the port facilities of Dunwich, including the conveyor belt for the mined sand and jetty for the ferries and shipping.

Swimming

These are five usually calm beaches, with the best swimming at the main Dunwich Beach between the jetties and One Mile, while at Amity the beach in front of the caravan park is relatively safe, so long as you do not swim out into the deep tidal channel with its strong currents. Strong currents also parallel the usually calm Amity Point Beach.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Most people come over to Dunwich and Amity to fish and relax. They fish from all vantage points into the deep tidal channel, including the jetties, groynes and off the beaches.

General

The quieter western side of North Stradbroke and location of two of the main settlements, that are fronted by usually calm beaches.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping Camping

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: 23/05/2009 14:32:53

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    Hazards

    • Bluebottles Bluebottles

    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, 27 Sep 09:00 am

      POINT LOOKOUT (10 km)


      Light rain. Possible storm.
      18.50 °C
      SW/13 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      ThuFriSatSunMonTue
      22° 18° 23° 15° 25° 13° 26° 13° 25° 18° 26° 16°

      WATER

      21

      Issued at Wed, 28 Sep 14:24

      SWELL FORECAST

      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • W
        30 km/h
        0.9m
      • W
        44 km/h
        1.3m
      • WNW
        35 km/h
        1.4m
      • WNW
        32 km/h
        1m
      • WNW
        24 km/h
        0.7m
      • WNW
        22 km/h
        0.6m
      • WSW
        15 km/h
        0.4m
      • NNE
        22 km/h
        0.6m

      Dunwich issued at Wed, 28 Sep 22:59

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day, and to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
      Swell:
      Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
      Seas:
      1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

      UV INDEX

      10



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        02:36
        0.35m
      • high
        08:29
        2.01m
      • low
        14:36
        0.39m
      • high
        20:41
        2.26m

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      Brisbane Bar issued at Thu, 29 Sep 09:53

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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