Alma Bay - Beach in Arcadia Townsville QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Alma Bay QLD

Alma Bay (MT5) is a very picturesque little bay, just 150 m in width at the beach. It faces due east and has two prominent granite headlands running out for 300 m on either end of the beach. Large granite boulders and rocks fringe the beach. The main island road... Read more

Alma Bay (MT5) is a very picturesque little bay, just 150 m in width at the beach. It faces due east and has two prominent granite headlands running out for 300 m on either end of the beach. Large granite boulders and rocks fringe the beach. The main island road runs past the back of the beach, with a foreshore reserve between the road and the beach (Figs. 4.34 & 4.35). The Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club, named after the backing settlement, was founded in 1928 and occupies the centre of the reserve.The beach is often calm and only receives waves when the south-easterlies are blowing. The waves have built a gently sloping beach, that is 50 m wide at high tide and more than doubles in size at low tide. Rocks and boulders fringe each end of the beach and run out into the bay.

Swimming

This is a relatively safe beach, so long as you stay in the bay and close inshore. Be careful if swimming or snorkelling around the rocks as waves can surge and break over them.

Surfing

There is usually no surf. A strong south-easterly is required to have waves breaking in the bay.

Fishing

A popular spot to fish off the rocks. However be careful, as they are steep in places.

General

A very accessible and attractive little bay, with adequate facilities for the day-tripper, and a relatively safe place to swim.

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Alma Bay Magnetic Island (Lifeguards)

Mon

29/05

Tue

30/05

Wed

31/05

Thu

01/06

Fri

02/06

Sat

03/06

Sun

04/06

08:30 - 16:30

08:30 - 16:30

08:30 - 16:30

08:30 - 16:30

08:30 - 16:30

08:30 - 16:30

08:30 - 16:30

Arcadian SLSC

Information

About

Arcadia, QLD 4819

Includes beaches:
Radical Bay, Florence Bay, Arthur Bay, Geoffrey Bay, Nelly Bay, Rocky Bay, Picnic Bay

Length:
0.15km

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

Beach Key:
 qldMT05

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Seawall

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:12 pm

Day 28°    Night 17°
20.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
2.37m
6 am
1.28m
6 pm
0.98m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 28°    Night 17°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

12 am
3.30m
8 am
1.30m
1 pm
2.20m
7 pm
1.21m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Tue 30th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 31st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Thu 1st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 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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