Cairns - Beach in Cairns North Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Cairns QLD

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,... Read more

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.

Swimming

This is not a popular beach for swimming, owing to the shallow tidal flats. Best at high tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Only at high tide.

General

Cairns' gateway beach, however it's really a converted tidal flat which, none the less, has a magnificent foreshore reserve and provides good access to, and view of, Trinity Bay.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (Lifeguards)

Mon

25/09

Tue

26/09

Wed

27/09

Thu

28/09

Fri

29/09

Sat

30/09

Sun

01/10

06:00 - 21:00

06:00 - 21:00

06:00 - 21:00

06:00 - 21:00

06:00 - 21:00

06:00 - 21:00

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Information

About

Cairns North, QLD 4870

Includes beaches:
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

Length:
1.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld0724

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Seawall
  • Levee

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 3:04 am

Day 30°    Night 19°
19.8°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly about 10 knots with afternoon inshore sea breezes. Winds tending south to southeasterly inshore during the morning.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes. Winds tending south to southeasterly inshore during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a light shower north of Cairns, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

6 am
1.34m
4 pm
2.03m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 29°    Night 20°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a light shower inshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

9 am
1.39m
5 pm
2.18m
11 pm
1.35m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the day.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 27th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 28th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 29th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 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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