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

Monday 10, Dec 8:45 pm

Day 27°    Night 22°
23.6°C
Showers

Water Temperature  28°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

11 am
2.66m
3 am
0.80m
10 pm
1.78m
6 pm
1.47m

UV

Index: 15 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:20 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 29°    Night 23°
Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

Tide

11 am
2.52m
4 am
0.97m
11 pm
1.62m
7 pm
1.49m

UV

Index: 15 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:10 pm
Tue 11th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 12th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:20 pm
Thu 13th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:20 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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