745 - Beach in Fishery Falls Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

745 QLD

Between Beach 745 and Palmer Point is a 7 km section of coast that runs around the base of a 500 m high spur of the Malbon Thompson Range. Near-continuous beaches, interrupted by granite outcrops and small headlands, fringe the spur. All five beaches are composed of coarse granitic sand... Read more

Between Beach 745 and Palmer Point is a 7 km section of coast that runs around the base of a 500 m high spur of the Malbon Thompson Range. Near-continuous beaches, interrupted by granite outcrops and small headlands, fringe the spur. All five beaches are composed of coarse granitic sand and all have steep high tide beaches, with 30 to 50 m wide low tide bars. What differentiates the beaches is their integrity between the rocks, their orientation and degree of rock outcrop along the beach. There is no land access to any of the beaches and no facilities, although some are used for fishing camps.Beach 745 is 1 km long and faces north-east, with rocks outcropping at either end and along much of the northern half. There is a small, rocky headland at the southern end.

Swimming

The best beaches for swimming are those that are more rock-free, namely Beach 746, which is backed by an open valley rather than steep slopes. Be careful of the numerous rocks, that may be submerged at high tide.

Surfing

Usually low waves breaking across the bar, with larger waves during strong Trade winds.

Fishing

The local aboriginal community has a number of fishing camps on these beaches, attesting to the possibility of some good spots. The beaches have deep water at high tide and there are numerous rocks and small headlands to fish from. Be careful of the many rocks if fishing from a boat.

General

A series of beautiful, natural beaches mixed with numerous granite rocks, and all backed by dense tropical vegetation.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Fishery Falls, QLD 4871

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld0745

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Weather

Saturday 20, Jan 4:44 am

Day 32°    Night 23°
23.7°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  29°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots north of Cairns during the morning.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers north of Cairns, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms north of Cairns.

Tide

10 am
2.34m
3 am
0.85m
10 pm
1.80m
5 pm
1.37m

UV

Index: 17 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 21, Jan

Day 29°    Night 23°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
2.29m
4 am
0.95m
11 pm
1.74m
5 pm
1.37m

UV

Index: 16 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Sat 20, Jan to Sat 27, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Sat 20th 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:30 pm
Sun 21st 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:30 pm
Mon 22nd 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:30 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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