870 - Beach in Mount Elliot Townsville QLD - SLS Beachsafe

870 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.Beaches 868, 869 and 870 are three small, north-west facing pockets of sand; 40 m, 50 m and 100 m long respectively; lying along the base of a 1 km long headland. The three are separated by large granite boulders and backed by steeply rising, wooded slopes. There are a few shacks on beaches 869 and 870. Each beach has a small high tide beach, a 30 m wide low tide beach and tidal flats extending 300 to 400 m into the bay.

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:
0.1km

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

Beach Key:
 qld0870

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Weather

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:12 pm

Day 29°    Night 22°
26.3°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Inshore afternoon east to northeasterly sea breezes.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: breezes.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

11 am
2.17m
3 am
1.05m
9 pm
1.61m
8 pm
1.58m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 29°    Night 22°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower inshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

4 am
1.21m
1 pm
2.09m
11 pm
1.40m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm
Wed 25th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm
Thu 26th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm
Fri 27th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 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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