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Alma Bay

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
qldmt05
State/Region:
QLD - Arcadia
Post Code:
4819
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 ( Least hazardous)

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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  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • 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 21/04 Tue 22/04 Wed 23/04 Thu 24/04 Fri 25/04 Sat 26/04 Sun 27/04
Arcadian SLSC
          12:30
- 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 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
1
First Aids:
140
Preventative Actions:
1402

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

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 24° wind SE/9 km/h

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TOWNSVILLE (15 km) issued at Thu 24 Apr 02:00 (EST)

WATER

27

Issued at Wed, April 23 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • ENE
    0.2 m
  • ENE
    0.2 m
  • ENE
    0.2 m
  • ENE
    0.2 m
  • ENE
    0.2 m

Arcadia issued at Tue, April 22 22:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

9

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    5:42
    3.34m
  • Low
    12:26
    0.83m
  • High
    18:05
    2.96m
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Townsville issued at Thu, April 24 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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