Akens (east) - Beach in Stanage Rockhampton QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Akens (east) QLD

The coast between the southern headland of West Bight and Sabina Point, 10 km to the south-east, consists of a series of low headlands and continuous tidal flats backed by a series of 11 irregular high tide beaches. The whole section is fronted by Akens Island, which lies 3 km... Read more

The coast between the southern headland of West Bight and Sabina Point, 10 km to the south-east, consists of a series of low headlands and continuous tidal flats backed by a series of 11 irregular high tide beaches. The whole section is fronted by Akens Island, which lies 3 km offshore and is connected at low tide by tidal flats. When approaching this area from any direction, the view is dominated by conical, 230 m high Pine Mountain, located 5 km in from the coast. There is gravel road access to Pine Mountain and a vehicle track from there along the back of the coast to some shacks on Sabina Point. Otherwise there is no development and no facilities. The entire section faces roughly north-north-east and receives very low wind waves, except at high tide during strong Trades when waves might reach 0.5 m high.At the eastern end of beach 1285 the low slopes of the Normanby Range again reach the coast, forming four open embayments that end at the more prominent 10 m high Sabina Point. The first two beaches, 1286 and 1287, lie directly south of Akens Island. They are 700 m and 1.2 km long respectively and face north. The first beach is a low, vegetated sand spit that ends at a small tidal creek, while the second is backed by a low, casuarina-covered dune.

Swimming

All these beaches are only suitable for swimming at high tide, with kilometres of low, sandy tidal flats exposed at low tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Only at high tide, with the tidal creeks offering the best spots.

General

Seven isolated beaches all located in the military reserve and little used except during training exercises.

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Information

About

Stanage, QLD 4702

Length:
1.2km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1287

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Weather

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:06 pm

Day 25°    Night 19°
27.5°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower south of Mackay, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

12 am
4.67m
6 am
1.48m
12 pm
5.22m
7 pm
1.95m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:30 pm


Radar

256 km

radar helper

Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 26°    Night 19°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

12 am
4.32m
6 am
1.80m
1 pm
4.92m
7 pm
2.21m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:30 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:30 pm
Wed 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:30 pm
Thu 26th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:30 pm
Fri 27th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:30 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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