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Alkimos-pipidinny-yanchep (s)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
wa0893
Includes Beaches:
Alkimos-pipidinny-yanchep (s)
State/Region:
WA - Eglinton
Post Code:
6034
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach

Quinns Rocks is the name of an area of shallow reefs located 1.5 km off the coast, 30 km north of Perth. The lower waves in lee of the rocks have resulted in the progradation of a 300 m wide sandy foreland. Today this foreland and its backing dunes are occupied by the coastal settlement of Quinns Rocks and the new northern Quinns Estate. The settlement has a 2 km beachfront consisting of the Quinns Rocks Beach on the southern side of the foreland and Wanneroo Beach to the north. Both beaches are backed by a wide foreshore reserve occupied by 10 m high dunes, all backed by Ocean Drive together with a ramp for beach boat launching and a picnic area. At the southern end of the drive is a beach side caravan park, beyond which is the Mindarie Keys boat harbour and expanding residential development.

Wanneroo Beach commences on the northern side of the breakwater and continues north for 3.2 km to the next bluffs. The Quinns-Mindarie Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1982, is located in the centre of the drive on the north side of the foreland, and just north of the post office and shops. It has a large car park adjacent to the small club house. The reserve then houses continue for another 2 km up the beach. Low swell and reflective beach conditions usually prevail, with a bar and rips occurring only during and following periods of higher waves.

Swimming

Quinns Rocks-Wanneroo beaches have a relatively low hazard rating with usually low waves and few rips. However the beach can be steep, with deep water just off the beach, so care is required with young children and non-swimmers.

Surfing

Waves are usually too low and the surf zone too narrow to produce rideable waves.

Location

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Shark Alert Number

For shark sightings call Water Police on 9442 8600

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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

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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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 13° wind NNE/6 km/h

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PERTH METRO (43 km) issued at Fri 25 Jul 00:30 (EST)

WATER

20

Issued at Thu, July 24 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • WSW
    1.4 m
  • WSW
    1.5 m
  • WSW
    1.9 m
  • WSW
    2 m
  • WSW
    1.5 m

Eglinton issued at Wed, July 23 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

3

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    8:13
    1.14m
  • Low
    17:43
    0.63m
  • High
    23:49
    0.78m
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Perth issued at Fri, July 25 00:00 (Local Time)

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