Yorkeys Knob - Beach in Yorkeys Knob Cairns QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Yorkeys Knob QLD

Yorkeys Knob is a 70 m high headland which forms the northern end of the beach of the same name. The beach runs toward the south-east for 1.5 km where it encounters the mouths of Yorkeys and the larger Richters Creeks, and their associated tidal shoals. Yorkeys Knob settlement, including... Read more

Yorkeys Knob is a 70 m high headland which forms the northern end of the beach of the same name. The beach runs toward the south-east for 1.5 km where it encounters the mouths of Yorkeys and the larger Richters Creeks, and their associated tidal shoals. Yorkeys Knob settlement, including two caravan parks, parallels the northern half of the beach, with houses also spreading up onto the headland. There is excellent beach access for the length of the beach.This attractive, tree-lined beach is composed of medium sand, that has built a steep high tide beach, while at low tide, low sand flats are exposed. The sand flats increase dramatically in width toward the southern creek mouths. A rock groyne is located at the north end and extends out from the Knob. This was constructed in 1959-60, following severe beach erosion during the 1956 cyclone. Sand has built up on the southern side of the groyne providing a degree of protection for the road and houses. However, a rock seawall is still present along most of the developed beach section.

Swimming

Best at high tide in the northern patrolled area. Sand flats are exposed at low tide, while closer to the creek mouths there are strong tidal currents.

Surfing

Usually only small wind waves that are best at mid tide. Waves reach 1.5m during strong Trade Winds, with best surfing and windsurfing toward the northern end.

Fishing

The rock groyne is popular at high tide, while the creek mouth can be fished from the banks or a boat.

General

A quiet beach 5km off the highway; favoured by locals and campers.

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Yorkeys Knob Beach (Lifeguards)

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

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Information

About

Yorkeys Knob, QLD 4878

Length:
1.7km

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

Beach Key:
 qld0719

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Groyne

Weather

Sunday 22, Oct 6:11 am

Day 29°    Night 22°
21.2°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

10 am
2.42m
3 am
0.97m
9 pm
1.99m
4 pm
1.50m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Oct

Day 31°    Night 21°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

11 am
2.23m
4 am
1.15m
9 pm
1.78m
5 pm
1.73m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Oct to Sun 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:50 pm
Mon 23rd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:50 pm
Tue 24th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:50 pm
Wed 25th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:50 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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