Adams Beach - Beach in Dunwich Redland QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Adams Beach QLD

The western side of North Stradbroke Island faces into the southern half of Moreton Bay. The sandy shore receives no ocean swell, except at the very north-western entrance. Only at the protruding Dunwich and along the north-western Amity shore are the bay waves sufficiently high to maintain low energy sandy... Read more

The western side of North Stradbroke Island faces into the southern half of Moreton Bay. The sandy shore receives no ocean swell, except at the very north-western entrance. Only at the protruding Dunwich and along the north-western Amity shore are the bay waves sufficiently high to maintain low energy sandy beaches fronted by tidal flats and/or tidal channels. As the bay narrows south of Dunwich, the low energy conditions permit mangroves to dominate the shore, while between Dunwich and Amity extensive sand flats and tidal shoals extending 12 km into the bay also maintain calm conditions and a mangrove-fringed shore. In all, there are five bay beaches between Dunwich and Amity Point.Adams beach (1576) is a 700 m long strip of high tide sand facing south-west into Moreton Bay, located on the southern side of Dunwich. The beach is calm, except during south-westerly wind conditions, and is fronted by seagrass covered sand flats that widen from 100 m in the north to 300 m in the south. The southern end of the beach grades into a mangrove-fringed shore. The northern end of the beach is bordered by the port facilities of Dunwich, including the conveyor belt for the mined sand and jetty for the ferries and shipping.

Swimming

These are five usually calm beaches, with the best swimming at the main Dunwich Beach between the jetties and One Mile, while at Amity the beach in front of the caravan park is relatively safe, so long as you do not swim out into the deep tidal channel with its strong currents. Strong currents also parallel the usually calm Amity Point Beach.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Most people come over to Dunwich and Amity to fish and relax. They fish from all vantage points into the deep tidal channel, including the jetties, groynes and off the beaches.

General

The quieter western side of North Stradbroke and location of two of the main settlements, that are fronted by usually calm beaches.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Dunwich, QLD 4183

Length:
0.7km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1576

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Camping

Weather

Wednesday 24, May 7:58 pm

Day 26°    Night 15°
21.7°C
Clear

Water Temperature  24°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly in the morning. Winds tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

7 am
2.22m
2 am
0.50m
8 pm
2.55m
2 pm
0.27m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 23°    Night 15°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. 20% chance of a shower at night.

Tide

8 am
2.19m
3 am
0.43m
9 pm
2.66m
3 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm
Thu 25th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm
Fri 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:00 pm
Sat 27th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:00 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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