Heath Point (2) - Beach in Wanjuru Cassowary Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Heath Point (2)

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Heath Point is a 200 m high spur of metasediments (schists) that forms the southern end of Ella Bay. The road from Flying Fish Point winds around the base of the point to give access to Ella Bay, with a short climb required to reach the three beaches at the... Read more

Heath Point is a 200 m high spur of metasediments (schists) that forms the southern end of Ella Bay. The road from Flying Fish Point winds around the base of the point to give access to Ella Bay, with a short climb required to reach the three beaches at the base of the point.The beaches comprise a near-continuous, crenulate strip of sand that runs from the southern end of Ella Bay out to the eastern tip of the point. The high tide beaches are all steep, with extensive tidal shoals off the first two beaches. Sand for the shoals, probably originating from the Johnstone River, is moved by tides and waves around Heath Point. The mobile field of sand shoals slowly moves along the beaches into Ella Bay. As a result of this movement the width of the beaches and shoals varies from year to year.Heath Point (2) (763) is 400 m long, faces slightly more northerly and has to be reached by climbing down from the road. Both beaches have a steep high tide beach, with tidal shoals extending 200 to 300 m off the beach.

Swimming

Swimming is only possible at mid to high tide because of the shallow tidal shoals. However, watch for submerged rocks off the beaches.

Surfing

During strong Trades, waves wrap around Heath Point and break over the tidal shoals, producing sloppy, spilling breakers. Otherwise there is usually no surf.

Fishing

Only at high tide on the first two beaches, or off the rocks on the point beach.

General

Three crenulate beaches lying below the Ella Bay Road, but a little difficult to access. A nice spot for a walk from Ella Bay to Heath Point.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
19°C
Water
24°C
UV Rating
11 / 11

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Chironex
Chironex
Crocodiles
Crocodiles
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Wednesday, 18 Sep 5:40

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.


Wanjuru, QLD 4860
Length: 0.4km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0763