708 - Beach in Wangetti Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

708 QLD

At the southern end of Wangetti Beach, the Cook Highway again takes on the steep slopes of the Macalister Range. The ranges rise nearly 500 m within 1.5 km of the coast, and require the highway to hug the lower slopes and skirt the narrow beaches. Just east of Red... Read more

At the southern end of Wangetti Beach, the Cook Highway again takes on the steep slopes of the Macalister Range. The ranges rise nearly 500 m within 1.5 km of the coast, and require the highway to hug the lower slopes and skirt the narrow beaches. Just east of Red Cliff Point is a 500 m patch of sand and numerous boulders and cobbles, that comprises a very accessible and visible beach (707), but not one suited for safe swimming. Two kilometres further east is a second beach (708) of a similar nature, only with a western pocket of sand. Both beaches receive waves averaging less than 0.5 m and have a steep, sand-cobble high tide beach fronted by rocky and sandy patches at low tide.

Swimming

While waves are usually low along these beaches, the prevalence of rocks on the beach and in the surf make them generally unsuitable for safe swimming.

Surfing

During strong Trades there are some right-handers running along the steep, rocky shore.

Fishing

Reasonably popular spots owing to the easy access and rocky vantage points.

General

Two highly visible beaches worth a photo stop, but with no facilities and unsuitable for safe swimming.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Wangetti, QLD 4877

Length:
0.5km

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

Beach Key:
 qld0708

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:56 am

Day 32°    Night 25°
23.5°C
Showers

Water Temperature  30°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

7 am
2.41m
12 am
0.78m
6 pm
1.95m
1 pm
1.09m

UV

Index: 17 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 32°    Night 25°
Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cairns during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

7 am
2.52m
12 am
0.65m
7 pm
2.05m
1 pm
1.01m

UV

Index: 17 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cairns.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 18 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Thu 23rd 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Fri 24th 18 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Sat 25th 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 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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