Little Reef Beach - Beach in Oak Beach Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Little Reef Beach

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Little Reef Beach is named after the patch reef that lies immediately off the centre of the beach. The presence of the reef lowers waves in the centre and has caused the shoreline to protrude out to form a cuspate foreland. The beach is backed by the Cook Highway, with... Read more

Little Reef Beach is named after the patch reef that lies immediately off the centre of the beach. The presence of the reef lowers waves in the centre and has caused the shoreline to protrude out to form a cuspate foreland. The beach is backed by the Cook Highway, with limited parking and access via a car park behind the centre of the beach. Steep slopes and rocky shorelines border the beach, while the centre is protected by the reef. The beach is moderately sloped and is up to 80 m wide at low tide.

Swimming

Best at high tide, for both a swim and snorkel over the reef.

Surfing

Usually only a low shorebreak at high tide.

Fishing

Best at high tide, when the rocks and reef can be fished.

General

A very visible beach providing easy access to the reef.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
27°C
Water
28°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Saturday, 4 Apr 8:21

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.


Oak Beach, QLD 4877
Length: 0.7km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0703