Casuarina Clump

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Casuarina Clump is the name given to the casuarinas that used to cover the now cleared dunes. The Clump is fronted by a 3.5 km long, crenulate beach (F6) with a shape that is dominated by four major rock reef systems along the shore, producing a crenulate shoreline that protrudes... Read more

Casuarina Clump is the name given to the casuarinas that used to cover the now cleared dunes. The Clump is fronted by a 3.5 km long, crenulate beach (F6) with a shape that is dominated by four major rock reef systems along the shore, producing a crenulate shoreline that protrudes in lee of the reefs, with more open water in between. The northern end is sufficiently open to receive some waves and surf, and commonly has a few rips. Grassy, stabilised, 200 m wide, low dunes back the northern end of the beach, decreasing in width toward the south.

Swimming

The best swimming is on the more open sandy patches away from the reefs, however watch for rips against the rocks and reefs when waves exceed 0.5 m.

Surfing

Chance of a surf in the more open area free of the reef and over some of the reefs at high tide.

Fishing

Excellent shore fishing over the many rock reefs and in the beach gutters.

General

The most exposed section of the island, consisting of three longer beaches, numerous reefs and backing degraded dunes.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
27°C
Water
26°C
UV Rating
14 / 11

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Chironex
Chironex
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

Strong Currents
Saturday, 27 Nov 10:22

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Tannum Sands, QLD 4680
Includes beaches: North Point (east), Castle Rocks, Pearl Ledge, Sable Chief Rocks, Facing 5, East Point, Settlement Point (1), Settlement Point (2)
Length: 3.5km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qldF06
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