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Alma Bay

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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
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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
50

Location

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  • Parking Parking
  • Seawall Seawall

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 31/08 Tue 1/09 Wed 2/09 Thu 3/09 Fri 4/09 Sat 5/09 Sun 6/09
Alma Bay Magnetic Island (Lifeguards)
08:30
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16:30
08:30
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16:30
08:30
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16:30
08:30
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16:30
08:30
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16:30
08:30
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16:30
08:30
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16:30

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
4
First Aids:
59
Preventative Actions:
231

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

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 23° ENE/13.00 km/h

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TOWNSVILLE (10 km) issued at Fri 4 Sep 20:00

WATER

24

Issued at Fri, September 4 14:06

SWELL FORECAST

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Sunday
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  • AM
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  • ENE
    0.1 m
  • ENE
    0.1 m
  • ENE
    0.1 m
  • ENE
    0.2 m
  • ENE
    0.2 m

Magnetic Island issued at Fri, September 4 04:49

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UV INDEX

10

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    00:53
    2.42m
  • Low
    08:27
    1.09m
  • High
    14:51
    2.62m
  • Low
    21:43
    1.52m
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Townsville issued at Fri, September 4 00:00

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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