Wild Cattle Island (north)

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

The first of the island's beaches is a 3.2km long northern section (1434), which faces north-east and ends as a narrow spit on the southern side of the creek mouth, just opposite Tannum Sands Beach. It is composed of medium sand and has a relatively steep high tide beach fronted... Read more

The first of the island's beaches is a 3.2km long northern section (1434), which faces north-east and ends as a narrow spit on the southern side of the creek mouth, just opposite Tannum Sands Beach. It is composed of medium sand and has a relatively steep high tide beach fronted by a continuous, 150m wide bar, with wide tidal shoals off the creek mouth. Waves average 0.5m and spill across the bar at low tide, while they surge up the beach face at high tide.

Swimming

Both beaches (1434-1435) are relatively safe, clear of the creek and inlet channels and currents.

Surfing

The northern beach (1434) receives low to moderate waves during southerly winds, which are best across the bar at mid tide.

Fishing

The creek and inlet are the most popular spots, although you can also fish from the beach at high tide.

General

A low, natural beach that is only accessible by boat, but offers many kilometres of little used shoreline.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

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

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Chironex
Chironex
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Saturday, 27 Nov 10:04

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.


Tannum Sands, QLD 4680
Length: 3.2km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1434
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