746 - Beach in Fishery Falls Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

746 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 746 consists of six scallops of sand, extending for a total of 2 km along the base of the steep slopes, and facing north-east. Each sand patch is bordered by low, granite outcrops and all have varying degrees of rocks on the beach and bars.

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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Information

About

Fishery Falls, QLD 4871

Length:
2km

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

Beach Key:
 qld0746

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct 8:06 am

Day 31°    Night 21°
22.1°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  26°C


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

5 am
1.54m
12 am
1.13m
5 pm
2.22m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 18, Oct

Day 31°    Night 21°
Partly cloudy

Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

5 am
1.69m
12 am
1.04m
6 pm
2.29m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Wed 17, Oct to Wed 24, Oct


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Wed 17th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 18th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:50 pm
Fri 19th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:50 pm
Sat 20th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:00 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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