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Alma Bay

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qldMT05
Includes Beaches:
radical bay florence bay arthur bay geoffrey bay nelly bay rocky bay picnic bay
State/Region:
QLD Magnetic Island
Post Code:
4819
Length:
0.15km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
geoffrey bay  (0.5km) arthur bay  (1.4km) nelly bay  (1.8km) florence bay  (1.9km) horseshoe bay  (2.3km)

Beach

Alma Bay (MT5) is a very picturesque little bay, just 150 m in width at the beach. It faces due east and has two prominent granite headlands running out for 300 m on either end of the beach. Large granite boulders and rocks fringe the beach. The main island road runs past the back of the beach, with a foreshore reserve between the road and the beach (Figs. 4.34 & 4.35). The Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club, named after the backing settlement, was founded in 1928 and occupies the centre of the reserve.The beach is often calm and only receives waves when the south-easterlies are blowing. The waves have built a gently sloping beach, that is 50 m wide at high tide and more than doubles in size at low tide. Rocks and boulders fringe each end of the beach and run out into the bay.

Swimming

This is a relatively safe beach, so long as you stay in the bay and close inshore. Be careful if swimming or snorkelling around the rocks as waves can surge and break over them.

Surfing

There is usually no surf. A strong south-easterly is required to have waves breaking in the bay.

Fishing

A popular spot to fish off the rocks. However be careful, as they are steep in places.

General

A very accessible and attractive little bay, with adequate facilities for the day-tripper, and a relatively safe place to swim.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Seawall Seawall

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.

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 01/02 Tue 02/02 Wed 03/02 Thu 04/02 Fri 05/02 Sat 06/02 Sun 07/02
    Arcadian SLSC
    13:00
    -
    16:00
    09:00
    -
    16:00
    Alma Bay Magnetic Island (Lifeguards)
    08:30
    -
    16:30
    08:30
    -
    16:30
    08:30
    -
    16:30
    08:30
    -
    16:30
    08:30
    -
    16:30
    08:30
    -
    13:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    205
    Preventative Actions:
    694

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Arcadian SLSC Alma Bay Magnetic Island (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • Irukandji Irukandji
    • Bluebottles Bluebottles
    • Chironex Chironex
    • 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

    Sun, 07 Feb 02:30 pm

    TOWNSVILLE (10 km)


    Showers. Possible storm.
    32.30 °C
    ENE/24 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SunMonTueWedThuFri
    30° 28° 29° 26° 29° 26° 29° 26° 30° 25° 31° 26°

    WATER

    29

    Issued at Sun, 07 Feb 14:04

    SWELL FORECAST

    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • S
      7 km/h
      0.4m
    • E
      18 km/h
      0.5m
    • SSE
      10 km/h
      0.3m
    • SE
      18 km/h
      0.6m
    • SSE
      25 km/h
      0.9m
    • ESE
      30 km/h
      1.2m
    • SE
      24 km/h
      0.9m
    • E
      23 km/h
      0.8m

    Magnetic Island issued at Sat, 06 Feb 18:11

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Variable 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and reaching up to 20 knots at times in the afternoon.
    Swell:
    Easterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

    UV INDEX

    16



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • Low
      01:49
      0.55m
    • High
      08:22
      3.67m
    • Low
      14:56
      1.09m
    • High
      20:05
      3.13m

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    Townsville issued at Sun, 07 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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