Cungulla - Beach in Cungulla Townsville QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Cungulla QLD

South of Cape Ferguson is 15 km of sandy shore, ending at the 1 km wide mouth of the Haughton River. The beaches all face east, turning slightly north-east toward the river. A 10 km long road from the highway at Clevedon runs out to the southern end of Big... Read more

South of Cape Ferguson is 15 km of sandy shore, ending at the 1 km wide mouth of the Haughton River. The beaches all face east, turning slightly north-east toward the river. A 10 km long road from the highway at Clevedon runs out to the southern end of Big Beach and Cungulla, both of which have scores of shacks and holiday houses.Cungulla Beach (882) lies on the northern shore of the Haughton River mouth and is a narrow, curving, east facing high tide beach, fronted by tidal flats up to 2 km wide that end at the deep river channel. An arm of the channel sweeps past the northern end of the beach, providing good boat access to the river. The entire beach is backed by a housing and shack settlement.

Swimming

Swimming is best at mid to high tide when there is some depth in the water, otherwise it can be a long way to very shallow water at low tide. Rips are usually absent, unless strong Trades produce waves greater than 0.5 m. Be careful near the creek and river mouths, where there are strong tidal currents.

Surfing

Only low, spilling breakers on Salmon Creek and Big Beaches, that are best at mid to low tide.

Fishing

The creeks and rivers are the most popular spots, usually fished from a boat at high tide.

General

Four relatively isolated beaches with good access to Big Beach and Cungulla, but no facilities.

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Information

About

Cungulla, QLD 4816

Length:
2.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld0882

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov 3:33 am

Day 31°    Night 21°
24°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  27°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, tending northeasterly inshore during the day with seabreezes and reaching up to 20 knots at times.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: breezes and reaching up to 20 knots at times.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

7 am
2.62m
1 am
0.54m
6 pm
2.71m
1 pm
0.94m

UV

Index: 15 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Nov

Day 32°    Night 22°
Mostly sunny

Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

7 am
2.80m
1 am
0.44m
7 pm
2.72m
1 pm
0.92m

UV

Index: 15 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Nov to Tue 27, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 21st 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 22nd 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 23rd 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:00 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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