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

Monday 29, May 11:10 pm

Day 27°    Night 17°
22.5°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
2.30m
6 am
1.34m
5 pm
0.95m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 27°    Night 17°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

12 am
3.21m
8 am
1.35m
1 pm
2.12m
7 pm
1.20m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Tue 30th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Wed 31st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Thu 1st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 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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