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

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.

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

Sunday 19, Feb 10:40 pm

Day 30°    Night 24°
29°C
Showers. Possible gusty storm

Water Temperature  27°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers inshore, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms.

Tide

3 am
1.87m
9 am
0.99m
3 pm
1.67m
9 pm
0.78m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 29°    Night 23°
Possible early shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly in the morning then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: 70% chance of showers in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Sunny afternoon.

Tide

4 am
1.90m
11 am
0.99m
4 pm
1.62m
10 pm
0.77m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm
Mon 20th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm
Tue 21st 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 22nd 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 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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