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 28, May 11:05 am

Day 26°    Night 16°
22.7°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  24°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Southerly winds about 10 knots close inshore early morning.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore north of Hamilton Island, 30% chance elsewhere.

Tide

12 am
6.56m
6 am
0.79m
12 pm
5.25m
6 pm
0.84m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

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


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 26°    Night 16°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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 9:30 am to 2:40 pm


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


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


UV

Sun 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm
Mon 29th 6 (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

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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