Turtle Creek Beach (south) - Beach in Wangetti Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Turtle Creek Beach (south)

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Both beaches are relatively short, bordered by rocky shorelines, with two clumps of rock dividing Turtle Creek Beach. They have relatively steep, narrow, cusped high tide beaches fronted by narrow, continuous bars. Sand moving around from the southern beach can form an offshore bar off the southern end of the... Read more

Both beaches are relatively short, bordered by rocky shorelines, with two clumps of rock dividing Turtle Creek Beach. They have relatively steep, narrow, cusped high tide beaches fronted by narrow, continuous bars. Sand moving around from the southern beach can form an offshore bar off the southern end of the main beach. Waves average 0.5m, breaking across the bar at low tide and surging up the beach face at high tide.

Swimming

Turtle Creek Beach is popular with resort guests, while the public can scamper down to the southern beach for a swim.

Surfing

Usually a low, narrow beach break.

Fishing

Best off the beach or rocks at high tide.

General

Two pockets of sand, with the southern beach remaining little used, while the main beach houses a small resort.

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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
Friday, 3 Apr 6:42

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.


Wangetti, QLD 4877
Length: 0.15km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0705