Simpson Point (south 2) Beach is patrolled and has green covid status

QLD Cairns Ellis Beach Directions
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Simpson Point is a prominent spur where the coast turns nearly 90 degrees and trends south-east toward Ellis Beach. The point is a jumble of rocks and boulders (Fig. 3.1d), with the highway cutting across just behind the rocks. To either side are three sandy beaches, each bordered by rocks. All three lie right next to the highway, which provides both excellent views and easy access, although there are no facilities. The beaches receive waves averaging less than 0.5 m, which combine with the coarse sand to build relatively steep, narrow high tide beaches, fronted by a narrow, continuous bar. Waves surge up the beach at high tide and break over the bar at low tide. There are rocks at the ends of all three, as well as scattered in the surf, while the two southern beaches are partially broken by rocks extending across parts of the beaches.
Beach Length: 0.4km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


Formal parking area
Caravan park



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