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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

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

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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

Sunday 19, Feb 10:46 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
2.28m
5 pm
2.01m
11 pm
1.27m

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
2.44m
5 pm
2.08m
12 pm
1.52m

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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