Coconut - Beach in Cape Tribulation Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Coconut

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On the southern side of Cape Tribulation are two beaches, totalling 4.5 km in length and separated by Myall Creek. Both beaches have low gradient, narrow, high tide beaches backed by palm trees and tropical vegetation, and fringed with patches of coral reef.The first beach (674), Coconut Beach, runs almost... Read more

On the southern side of Cape Tribulation are two beaches, totalling 4.5 km in length and separated by Myall Creek. Both beaches have low gradient, narrow, high tide beaches backed by palm trees and tropical vegetation, and fringed with patches of coral reef.The first beach (674), Coconut Beach, runs almost due south from Cape Tribulation and the mouth of the meandering Mason Creek, for 2.5 km to the cobble and mangrove-fringed mouth of Myall Creek. The narrow high tide beach winds its way south, as both the creeks and three areas of fringing reefs produce undulations in the shoreline. The beach protrudes seaward in lee of the reef, while in the embayments there is deeper water and a sandy bottom off the beach. This is the more popular of the cape’s beaches, owing to the reef and deeper water. Many travellers see their first coral reef at this beach. The reef runs right to the shore in places and can be reached by snorkelling off the beach.

Swimming

The northern beach is more popular for swimming, owing to less coral, while both are excellent for snorkelling over the reef.

Surfing

None at the beach, while waves do break over the reef.

Fishing

The northern beach has some channels between the reefs, while the reefs can be fished from the beach at high tide.

General

Two popular beaches, particularly for those wanting to get into the water to swim or see the reef.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
26°C
Water
26°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

Hazards

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

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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.


Cape Tribulation, QLD 4873
Length: 2km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0674
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