Canoe Point (east) - Beach in Tannum Sands Gladstone QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Canoe Point (east) QLD

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 1431 lies immediately south of the rock flats and is exposed to the southerly waves, resulting in a similar high tide beach, with a 100 m wide low tide bar that is bounded by rock flats, as well as having some rocks toward the centre of the 500 m long beach. This beach is accessible from the car park at the northern picnic area, as well as from the road at the southern end.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

Only on the eastern beach when southerly winds and waves are prevailing.

Fishing

Best over the rock flats at high tide, or into the Boyne River channel.

General

A nice sheltered picnic area and river beach to the west of the point, with a slightly more energetic 'surfing' beach to the east.

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Information

About

Tannum Sands, QLD 4680

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1431

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Hazards

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    Chironex
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Tuesday 23, May 4:54 pm

Day 27°    Night 19°
24.4°C
Clear

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Agnes Water during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore southern waters, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
3.29m
12 am
0.75m
7 pm
3.56m
1 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 24, May

Day 27°    Night 17°
Early fog then sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore southern waters, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

7 am
3.36m
1 am
0.55m
8 pm
3.79m
1 pm
0.16m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:30 pm


Weather

Tue 23, May to Tue 30, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:40 pm
Wed 24th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:30 pm
Thu 25th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Fri 26th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:30 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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