Green Island Beach (Green Island)
Greens Island Beach (qld01green) is 27km offshore from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. A National Park, Green Islands is approximately 12 hectares in size and surrounded by reef and rainforest environment.
Freers Beach (T 1162) curves from the southern rocks of Taroona Point for 1.7 km to the south, then southeast to the 500 m entrance of the more constricted inner entrance to the port. A road parallels the back of the beach, with several seawalls and groynes crossing the beach, including one at the southern end (Fig. 4.258). It is usually calm, with a narrow, in places eroding, high tide beach. Intertidal sand flats extend up to 1 km into the port and at spring lows link with Penguin Island, 1.2 km offshore (Fig. 4.259). A narrow coastal reserve and road back the beach, with a few houses behind the centre of the beach. The Port Sorell Surf Life Saving Club, was founded in 1986 and is located at the northern end of Freers Beach.
Nightcliff beach (NT 143) is backed by eroding bluffs that are protected by a rubble seawall, with claystone rock platforms at either end of the 300 m long beach. A road runs along the top of the bluffs with two walkways down to the beach, which is patrolled by Darwin SLSC between June and August. The beach is moderately steep and narrow at high tide, while 200 m wide sand and some rock flats are exposed at low tide. It is separated from its neighbouring beach by a 200 m wide 10 m high headland, with a public swimming pool and park located on the headland.