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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  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 10:12 am

Day 30°    Night 17°
26.2°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times south of Agnes Water. Winds tending north to northeasterly inshore during the afternoon, reaching up to 20 knots north of Gladstone.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cape Capricorn.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

12 am
2.58m
5 am
1.07m
12 pm
2.75m
7 pm
1.37m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 3:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 29°    Night 18°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots in the morning.
Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

1 am
2.35m
6 am
1.27m
1 pm
2.62m
8 pm
1.45m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:20 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Agnes Water during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 3:10 pm
Wed 27th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:20 pm
Thu 28th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:10 pm
Fri 29th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 3:20 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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