Barron - Beach in Machans Beach Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Barron

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

For 4 km south of the Barron River mouth and delta, the shoreline protrudes over 2 km seaward as a result of sediment deposited by the river. In fact, the main river mouth used this part of the delta until a switch in river channels in 1939. Much of this... Read more

For 4 km south of the Barron River mouth and delta, the shoreline protrudes over 2 km seaward as a result of sediment deposited by the river. In fact, the main river mouth used this part of the delta until a switch in river channels in 1939. Much of this area is low-lying tidal flats with extensive mangroves, with thin strips of beach fronted by tidal flats extending a further 1 km out into Trinity Bay.There are two beaches along this dynamic section; a 2 km strip of sand running around Casuarina Point called Barron Beach, and a 1 km strip around Ellie Point. Both are low-lying tidal flats and are bordered by the Barron River and Airport Creek. Neither beach has land access, and both are subject to shoreline changes during and after river floods.

Swimming

Unsuitable, owing to the extensive tidal flats and possible mangroves.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Best in the adjoining river and creeks.

General

Two little used strips of sand, close to Cairns, but located in the tidal flats.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
23°C
Water
27°C
UV Rating
13 / 11

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Chironex
Chironex
Crocodiles
Crocodiles
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Thursday, 21 Nov 4:24

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.


Machans Beach, QLD 4878
Length: 2km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0722