Heath Point (3) - Beach in Wanjuru Cassowary Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Heath Point (3) QLD

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 (3) (764) is located on the eastern tip of the point. It is 200 m long and faces east. As a consequence it receives higher waves, has a steep beach and a narrower low tide bar.

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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Wanjuru, QLD 4860

Length:
0.2km

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

Beach Key:
 qld0764

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Hazards

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  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

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