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

Sunday 28, May 10:56 am

Day 28°    Night 16°
22.5°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times offshore. Winds tending east to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
2.31m
5 am
0.99m
11 pm
3.19m
5 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 28°    Night 17°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
2.07m
6 am
1.08m
6 pm
0.77m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Mon 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Tue 30th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Wed 31st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 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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