Bramston Point - Beach in Bellenden Ker Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Bramston Point

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Bramston Point forms a major promontory. The backing slopes rise to 560 m and its densely vegetated slopes run right down to the shoreline, where the tropical vegetation overhangs the steep, narrow beaches that fringe the base. It is composed of granitic rocks, and large granite boulders and rocks border... Read more

Bramston Point forms a major promontory. The backing slopes rise to 560 m and its densely vegetated slopes run right down to the shoreline, where the tropical vegetation overhangs the steep, narrow beaches that fringe the base. It is composed of granitic rocks, and large granite boulders and rocks border all beaches, breaking some of the beaches into a series of smaller sandy pockets. There is no vehicle or foot access to these beaches and no facilities.Bramston Point Beach (752) begins on the south side of the point. It faces north-east and consists of a 3 km series of nine pockets of sand, each separated from the next by clumps of granite rocks and boulders. In addition, rocks outcrop on most of the beaches. The beaches are all relatively steep, with a narrow high tide beach overhung with trees, and a 50 m wide low tide bar, that usually has some rocks.

Swimming

All three beaches have relatively deep water off the beach at high tide, and waves breaking across the bar at mid to low tide. Rips only occur when waves exceed 0.5 m. Be careful of the many rocks, that may be submerged at high tide.

Surfing

Only sloppy beach breaks across the bar at mid to low tide.

Fishing

There are numerous vantage points along these beaches, both on the beaches at high tide and on the many rocks, as well as the small creek on Bramston Point (south) Beach.

General

Three natural beaches that are really only accessible by boat, all offering dense tropical vegetation literally overhanging the sea.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
24°C
Water
28°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Chironex
Chironex
Crocodiles
Crocodiles
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Saturday, 4 Apr 5:36

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.


Bellenden Ker, QLD 4871
Length: 3km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0752