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

22/05

Tue

23/05

Wed

24/05

Thu

25/05

Fri

26/05

Sat

27/05

Sun

28/05

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

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

Wednesday 24, May 7:57 pm

Day 28°    Night 21°
22.6°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

7 am
2.82m
1 am
0.84m
8 pm
3.11m
1 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 28°    Night 21°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots reaching up to 25 knots north of Cairns.
Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

8 am
2.76m
2 am
0.80m
9 pm
3.22m
2 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:20 pm


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots reaching up to 25 knots north of Cairns.
Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:20 pm
Thu 25th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:20 pm
Fri 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:20 pm
Sat 27th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:20 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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