Wangetti Beach - Beach in Wangetti Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Wangetti Beach

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Wangetti Beach is a 4 km long, east-north-east facing beach, running in a near-straight line from Slip Cliff Point in the north to Red Cliff Point in the south. Most tourists to the coast stop at the large car park and lookout on the northern point, that provide a spectacular... Read more

Wangetti Beach is a 4 km long, east-north-east facing beach, running in a near-straight line from Slip Cliff Point in the north to Red Cliff Point in the south. Most tourists to the coast stop at the large car park and lookout on the northern point, that provide a spectacular view of the entire beach. While the beach is highly visible, there is only parking and access at either end. The highway runs a few hundred metres inland from the rest of the beach and there are no facilities.The beach receives waves averaging 0.5 m, that break across a narrow, continuous bar at low tide and surge up the moderately steep beach at high tide. Hartley’s Creek drains across the northern section, causing the beach to protrude slightly and form a small lagoon in behind the beach. The southern end is eroding and exposing a cobble basement to the otherwise sandy beach.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach under average wave conditions, however higher waves will produce a northward drag along the beach and occasional rips.

Surfing

Usually a low, narrow beach break; best off the protruding creek mouth.

Fishing

The rocks at each end offer the best vantage point, while the narrow bar can be fished at high and low tide.

General

One of Australia’s most photographed, yet little used, beaches. Great for the tourists to see and for those who want a long, quiet beach.

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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 10:06

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: 4km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0706