Tannum Sands - Beach in Tannum Sands Gladstone QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Tannum Sands QLD

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Tannum Sands is the surfing beach for the city of Gladstone. Originally it was established as a holiday settlement, mainly occupied by typical holiday 'shacks'. The beach was then known as Wild Cattle Beach and the Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1936. Expansion of Gladstone in... Read more

Tannum Sands is the surfing beach for the city of Gladstone. Originally it was established as a holiday settlement, mainly occupied by typical holiday 'shacks'. The beach was then known as Wild Cattle Beach and the Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1936. Expansion of Gladstone in the 1980's saw the sleepy settlement become a beachfront residential area and an increasingly popular holiday destination. There is road access to and good parking right along the beach, together with a caravan park and beachfront camping reserve.The beaches are located 30 km south-east of Gladstone and 10 km off the Bruce Highway. The settlement has two caravan parks, including a beachfront camping reserve and a small shopping centre. The beach is divided in two by low tide rock flats. The northern half (1432) runs for 800 m between the Canoe Point and Tannum Sands rock flats, with the main southern half (1433) extending for 600 m to the mouth of Wild Cattle Creek (Fig. 4.84). The surf lifesaving club is located in the reserve 200 m north of the creek mouth.The beaches are partially protected from southerly waves by Rodds Peninsula, with waves averaging only 0.5 m, while the tide range can reach 6 m. The waves and tides interact with the sand to form a 50 m wide high tide beach fronted by a 150 m wide low tide bar. South of the camping reserve the bar widens to 300 m as the tidal currents from Wild Cattle Creek maintain a series of ridged sand flats (Fig. 4.85). The surf lifesaving club is located right at the apex of the bar and shoals, resulting in a wide surf zone at high tide south of the club house.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach, particularly at high tide. However, south-east Trades will generate a sweep up the beach and care must be taken near the mouth of Wild Cattle Creek, especially on a falling tide when strong tidal currents flow seaward. Also watch out for the rocks in the centre and northern part of the beach, and for children wandering out across the wide, southern ridged sand flats.

Surfing

Tannum Sands receives waves up to 1 m during a strong south-easterly and can produce rideable beach and reef breaks, which are best at mid tide.

Fishing

The southern creek mouth and northern rocks are the best locations.

General

A popular beach with locals and summer holiday-makers, with a good range of facilities, including an excellent beachfront reserve.

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Tannum Sands SLSC

Mon

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

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13:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

Tannum Sands Beach (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Tannum Sands, QLD 4680

Length:
0.6km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1433

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Marine Stingers
    Marine Stingers
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Caravan park

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:51 pm

Day 32°    Night 24°
27°C
Shower or two. Possible storm

Water Temperature  29°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times inshore during the afternoon. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of thunderstorms.

Tide

3 am
2.68m
9 am
1.71m
3 pm
2.49m
9 pm
1.48m

UV

Index: 16 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 32°    Night 24°
Showers, storm, clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cape Capricorn during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

4 am
2.78m
11 am
1.58m
4 pm
2.52m
10 pm
1.42m

UV

Index: 15 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:20 pm
Mon 20th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:10 pm
Tue 21st 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 22nd 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:20 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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