Alligator Bay - Beach in Stanage Rockhampton QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Alligator Bay QLD

Alligator and Stanage Bays are the next two bays south of the eastern Arthur Point headland. The two bays face north-east and are backed by mainly cleared, gently rising land, with the main Stanage Bay Road running less than 1 km west of the two bays, providing road access to... Read more

Alligator and Stanage Bays are the next two bays south of the eastern Arthur Point headland. The two bays face north-east and are backed by mainly cleared, gently rising land, with the main Stanage Bay Road running less than 1 km west of the two bays, providing road access to each.Beach 1255 is the main Alligator Bay beach and is a continuous sandy beach bordered by 20 m high headlands. The beach is moderately steep at high tide, with a 50 m wide low tide bar, then more rock offshore.

Swimming

Stanage Bay is one of the safer beaches in the area, with usually low waves spilling across the shallow bar.

Surfing

Low, rideable waves break in Stanage Bay only during strong easterly winds and waves.

Fishing

Best off the rocky point and platforms, and in the two Stanage Bay creeks.

General

Three headland-bound beaches with Alligator and Stanage Bays offering the best spots for swimming and recreation.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Stanage, QLD 4702

Length:
0.6km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1255

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:49 pm

Day 32°    Night 24°
27.1°C
Possible shower or storm

Water Temperature  29°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

4 am
4.30m
10 am
2.64m
4 pm
3.90m
10 pm
2.21m

UV

Index: 17 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 31°    Night 24°
Shower or two. Possible storm

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the middle of the day.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

5 am
4.39m
6 pm
3.94m
12 pm
2.49m

UV

Index: 17 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the morning then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm
Mon 20th 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 21st 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm
Wed 22nd 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:30 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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