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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.

    Last updated: 24/03/2009 13:09:17

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 29/08 Tue 30/08 Wed 31/08 Thu 01/09 Fri 02/09 Sat 03/09 Sun 04/09
    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
    -
    16:30
    08:30
    -
    16:30

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    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

    Wed, 31 Aug 11:30 pm

    TOWNSVILLE (10 km)


    Possible light shower.
    22.70 °C
    SE/19 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    24° 22° 24° 22° 25° 22° 24° 22° 23° 21° 23° 21°

    WATER

    23

    Issued at Wed, 31 Aug 14:03

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • ESE
      25 km/h
      0.9m
    • ENE
      30 km/h
      1m
    • NE
      25 km/h
      1m
    • ENE
      23 km/h
      0.8m
    • W
      12 km/h
      0.4m
    • NE
      13 km/h
      0.5m
    • SSE
      10 km/h
    • E
      22 km/h

    Magnetic Island issued at Tue, 30 Aug 22:43

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
    Swell:
    East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 40% chance of light showers in the early morning.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      03:24
      0.89m
    • high
      08:52
      2.80m
    • low
      15:03
      0.69m
    • high
      21:19
      3.36m

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    Townsville issued at Thu, 01 Sep 00:19

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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