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

Akens (west) 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:
0.7km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1286

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:20 pm

Day 25°    Night 16°
18.4°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  24°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Hamilton Island in the evening.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Hamilton Island at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

12 am
6.29m
7 am
1.04m
1 pm
4.93m
7 pm
1.19m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

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


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 24°    Night 19°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


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

Tide

1 am
5.94m
8 am
1.31m
2 pm
4.63m
8 pm
1.56m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm
Tue 30th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm
Wed 31st 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm
Thu 1st 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:40 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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