Weather Forecast
22.90°C
Current Temperature
19.00km/h
Wind speed
24.09°C
Water Temperature
0.82m
Swell
0.35m
Tide
8/11
UV
Cairns is largely built on a low, sandy beach system which, fed by sands from the Barron River, has built out up to 4 km into Trinity Bay. Today, the seaward end of the system is fringed by mangroves to the north, bordered by wide Trinity Inlet to the south, while along the Cairns Esplanade is 1.5 km of high tide beach and another 1 km of seawall. The beach is somewhat artificial, as there has been extensive reclamation of the mangroves and tidal flats, and placement of sand to produce a recreational area along the wide foreshore reserve that runs the full length of the Esplanade. The beach is a steep, narrow strip of sand at high tide, and tidal flats up to 1.5 km wide at low tide. It has excellent access and parking along the full length and numerous facilities in the backing reserve.
Beach Length: 0.001km
General Hazard Rating: 1/11

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

Mon
08 Aug
Tue
09 Aug
Wed
10 Aug
Thu
11 Aug
Fri
12 Aug
Sat
13 Aug
Sun
14 Aug
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (Lifeguards)
06:00 -21:00
06:00 -21:00
06:00 -21:00
06:00 -21:00
06:00 -21:00
06:00 -21:00
06:00 -21:00

Information

Formal parking area
Drinking water
Toilets Block M/F
Levee
Seawall

Regulations

Hazards

High Tide Range

Weather

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.