743 - Beach in Aloomba Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

743 QLD

At the southern end of Saltwater Creek Beach, the steep, vegetated slopes reach the sea and the coast trends south-east. Running along the base of the ranges is a strip of sand, interspersed with small, rocky outcrops. Beaches 742 and 743 occupy the first 3 km of the rocky coast.... Read more

At the southern end of Saltwater Creek Beach, the steep, vegetated slopes reach the sea and the coast trends south-east. Running along the base of the ranges is a strip of sand, interspersed with small, rocky outcrops. Beaches 742 and 743 occupy the first 3 km of the rocky coast. Beach 742 consists of six near-continuous high tide strips of sand, separated by small, rocky headlands of varying sizes, with some rocks scattered along the beaches and exposed at low tide. A larger headland separates it from Beach 743, which consists of two small pocket beaches, totalling about 600 m in length. Neither beach has any access or development.The two beaches are composed of the coarse, granitic sand that produces a steep high tide beach, fronted by a flatter low tide beach about 30 m wide, with rocks outcropping along the beaches. If approaching the beaches by boat at high tide, beware of the submerged rocks.

Swimming

Two relatively safe beaches, with usually low waves. However, care must be taken of the numerous rocks, particularly at high tide.

Surfing

Only a small break across the bar at mid to low tide.

Fishing

Numerous good spots on the many rocks along the beaches and headlands.

General

Two natural beaches backed by steep, densely vegetated slopes and fringed by rocks.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Aloomba, QLD 4871

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld0743

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Irukandji
    Irukandji
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Chironex
    Chironex
  • Crocodiles
    Crocodiles
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:41 pm

Day 32°    Night 24°
27°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  30°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers north of Cairns, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms.

Tide

6 am
2.08m
5 pm
1.78m
11 pm
1.20m

UV

Index: 19 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 32°    Night 25°
Shower or two. Possible storm

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly about 10 knots.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

6 am
2.22m
5 pm
1.88m
11 pm
1.07m

UV

Index: 18 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Mon 20th 18 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Tue 21st 18 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Wed 22nd 19 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:50 pm

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.

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