747 - Beach in Fishery Falls Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

747 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 747 is a more east facing beach, being located on the south side of a turn in the spur. The rocks of the spur give way sufficiently for three near-continuous strips of sand, totalling 1.5 km.

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:
1.5km

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

Beach Key:
 qld0747

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Weather

Tuesday 21, Nov 6:04 am

Day 29°    Night 22°
22.4°C
Showers

Water Temperature  27°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Innisfail in the evening.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

10 am
2.12m
3 am
0.83m
8 pm
1.63m
5 pm
1.55m

UV

Index: 15 (Extreme)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 22, Nov

Day 29°    Night 21°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
2.03m
3 am
0.91m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Tue 21, Nov to Tue 28, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 21st 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:50 pm
Wed 22nd 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:50 pm
Thu 23rd 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 24th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 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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