867 - Beach in Mount Elliot Townsville QLD - SLS Beachsafe

867 QLD

The eastern shore of Cleveland Bay consists of a 7 km long, rocky and sandy shore that ends at Cape Cleveland. Both the cape and the bay were named by Captain Cook in June 1770. Townsville lies 20 km across the bay on its western shore, with mangroves occupying much... Read more

The eastern shore of Cleveland Bay consists of a 7 km long, rocky and sandy shore that ends at Cape Cleveland. Both the cape and the bay were named by Captain Cook in June 1770. Townsville lies 20 km across the bay on its western shore, with mangroves occupying much of the southern shore in between. The mangroves finally end at the eastern extremity of Launs Beach, where the shore also turns to a more northerly direction. For the first three kilometres north from Launs Beach, the shore alternates between six small, generally undeveloped, sandy beaches and the granitic rocks of Mount Cleveland; located 3 km to the east and reaching a height of 560 m.Beach 867 is a 200 m strip of sand around the first headland from Launs Beach. It consists of a low, narrow, west facing beach backed by a small, grassy beach ridge, with a small, mangrove-fringed creek draining out across the southern end, together with mangroves in the northern corner of the beach. The beach is bounded and backed by steeply rising granite slopes, with a few large boulders on and off the beach.

Swimming

All six have nice, small, sandy beaches at high tide, while extensive tidal flats are exposed at low tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Only at high tide.

General

Six isolated beaches that can only be reached by boat at high tide.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Mount Elliot, QLD 4816

Length:
0.2km

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

Beach Key:
 qld0867

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 25°
27.3°C
Possible shower or storm

Water Temperature  30°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly about 10 knots, tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore during the afternoon.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

6 am
2.39m
5 pm
2.07m
11 pm
1.20m

UV

Index: 18 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 32°    Night 25°
Shower or two. Possible storm

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

6 am
2.58m
6 pm
2.17m
12 pm
1.37m

UV

Index: 17 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Mon 20th 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Tue 21st 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Wed 22nd 18 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 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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