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

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:43 am

Day 31°    Night 25°
27.2°C
Showers

Water Temperature  30°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

7 am
2.88m
12 am
0.93m
6 pm
2.39m
1 pm
1.17m

UV

Index: 16 (Extreme)

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


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 32°    Night 25°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

7 am
3.01m
1 am
0.79m
7 pm
2.51m
2 pm
1.09m

UV

Index: 17 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly during the evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Thu 23rd 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Fri 24th 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Sat 25th 16 (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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