Agnes Island (west) - Beach in Lucinda Hinchinbrook QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Agnes Island (west) QLD

To the west of Agnes Island is an open, 3 km wide, north facing bay. It contains four beaches, all bordered by prominent headlands and backed by steeply rising, densely vegetated slopes, with the 1000 m high peak called The Thumb just 2 km to the west of the main... Read more

To the west of Agnes Island is an open, 3 km wide, north facing bay. It contains four beaches, all bordered by prominent headlands and backed by steeply rising, densely vegetated slopes, with the 1000 m high peak called The Thumb just 2 km to the west of the main beach. There is no development and no vehicle access to any of the beaches.Beach 815 is protected by two headlands that extend almost 500 m seaward of this 500 m long north-east facing beach. Within this well-protected embayment is a narrow high tide beach backed by a low foredune. It is fronted by a bar/sand flats, up to 100 m wide, and then a fringing coral reef. A small creek drains out across the western end of the beach with a few mangroves in the creek.

Swimming

These beaches all receive moderate protection form the Trades, with waves usually less than 0.5 m high and rips usually absent. They are best at high tide, with rocks and reefs causing some problems at low tide.

Surfing

Usually none.

Fishing

The best spots are usually in the creek mouths and off the rocks at high tide, or from a boat over the coral and rock reefs.

General

Four natural beaches offering a variety of scenery and usually low wave to calm conditions.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Lucinda, QLD 4850

Length:
0.5km

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

Beach Key:
 qld0815

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Irukandji
    Irukandji
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Chironex
    Chironex
  • Crocodiles
    Crocodiles
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 10:59 pm

Day 27°    Night 21°
24.8°C
Rain at times

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly early in the morning.Winds tending northeasterly inshore during the afternoon and early evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

9 am
2.82m
3 am
0.81m
9 pm
2.54m
3 pm
1.31m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 28°    Night 20°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds tending northeasterly inshore during the afternoon and early evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

10 am
2.69m
3 am
0.92m
10 pm
2.30m
4 pm
1.52m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm
Sun 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm
Mon 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm
Tue 24th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 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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