Holloway - Beach in Holloways Beach Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Holloway

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Holloway Beach is one of three beaches that form the northern shoreline of the Barron River delta. The beach is very much part of the delta, with Richters and Barr Creeks forming the northern and southern boundaries of the 2.5 km long beach. The beach and backing settlement is, in... Read more

Holloway Beach is one of three beaches that form the northern shoreline of the Barron River delta. The beach is very much part of the delta, with Richters and Barr Creeks forming the northern and southern boundaries of the 2.5 km long beach. The beach and backing settlement is, in fact, surrounded by creeks and mangrove flats associated with the delta. The beach lies 5 km off the highway and is backed for the most part by residential development, with good road access the length of the beach. The beach faces north-east and is composed of medium sand that produces a relatively steep high tide beach, fronted by a low tide bar. The bar grades into the very extensive intertidal flats toward the two creek mouths.

Swimming

The best swimming is at mid to high tide, as the sand flats are exposed and very shallow at low tide. A stinger enclosure operates during the summer season.

Surfing

Only small wind waves, better at mid tide.

Fishing

The creek mouths are the most popular areas, as well as the beach at high tide.

General

A narrow high tide beach, backed by palm trees, with good access for the length of the beach.

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Holloways Beach (Lifeguards)

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20/01
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24/01
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25/01
Sun
26/01

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
33°C
Water
29°C
UV Rating
16 / 11

Hazards


Marine Stingers

Hazards

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

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Formal parking area
Toilets
Drinking water
Tuesday, 21 Jan 2:52

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.


Holloways Beach, QLD 4878
Length: 2.5km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0720