Town Beach - Beach in East Mackay Mackay QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Town Beach QLD

The city of Mackay is located on the southern side of the Pioneer River mouth. Most of the city is located on river mouth floodplains of the Pioneer. Toward the coast the floodplain is, and in places was, fronted by a few hundred metres of mangroves, then a series of... Read more

The city of Mackay is located on the southern side of the Pioneer River mouth. Most of the city is located on river mouth floodplains of the Pioneer. Toward the coast the floodplain is, and in places was, fronted by a few hundred metres of mangroves, then a series of low beaches and dunes that form a 7 km section of east facing shore from the river mouth south to Bakers Creek mouth. Since the 1960's a great deal of the mangrove areas have been infilled for residential development and Town and Far beaches developed for residential, recreational and tourist facilities.Town Beach (1120) was developed in the 1970's as the beachfront suburb of Iluka. However the main beachfront road was located too close to the beach and now the 900 m long beach has been largely replaced with a seawall to protect the road. Extensive tidal flats front the wall and remaining beach.

Swimming

You can only swim at these beaches toward high tide owing to the extensive tidal flats. Due to the tidal flats and offshore Flat Top and Round Top Islands, waves are usually low and conditions relatively safe at high tide, apart from the tidal currents in the creek mouths.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Best in the creek mouth and off the seawalls at high tide.

General

Mackay's eastern beachfront suburbs back this 7 km long, exposed beach. However it is largely protected from waves by the 2 to 3 km wide tidal sand flats and offshore islands.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

East Mackay, QLD 4740

Length:
0.9km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1120

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Seawall

Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec 12:40 am

Day 30°    Night 24°
27.4°C
Showers

Water Temperature  28°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

12 am
3.92m
6 am
1.46m
12 pm
4.95m
7 pm
1.80m

UV

Index: 15 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 12, Dec

Day 31°    Night 23°
Shower or two. Possible storm

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

1 am
3.74m
7 am
1.73m
1 pm
4.70m
8 pm
1.95m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Tue 11, Dec to Tue 18, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the morning.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 11th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 12th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 13th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:10 pm
Fri 14th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:10 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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