Canoe Point (west)
The Boyne River is a medium size upland river that reaches the coast between rocky Canoe Point and the southern end of Boyne Island. Houses occupy the bluffs along the northern side of the river mouth, while the low Canoe Point has a large picnic area. There is road access... Read more
The Boyne River is a medium size upland river that reaches the coast between rocky Canoe Point and the southern end of Boyne Island. Houses occupy the bluffs along the northern side of the river mouth, while the low Canoe Point has a large picnic area. There is road access and parking at the picnic area and a coastal walking track running right around the point to Tannum Sands, providing good access to both beaches. The point consists of low rock flats, with a series of low, vegetated recurved spits forming the western beach.Beach 1430, on the western side of the point, is 1 km long and faces due north across the 200 m wide river mouth. The beach consists of a moderately steep, sandy high tide beach, with tidal shoals that widen from 50 m in the west to 500 m off the point. At the point the rock flats extend 100 to 200 m seaward.
While the western beach, closest to the picnic area, has low waves and is usually calm, it does have deep water and strong tidal currents off the tidal flats, so beware. The eastern beach has higher waves, but is usually relatively safe and free of rips under normal low wave conditions.
Only on the eastern beach when southerly winds and waves are prevailing.
Best over the rock flats at high tide, or into the Boyne River channel.
A nice sheltered picnic area and river beach to the west of the point, with a slightly more energetic 'surfing' beach to the east.Read less
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High Tide Range
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.
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1430