Pallarenda - Beach in Pallarenda Townsville QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Pallarenda QLD

Pallarenda Beach and Rowes Bay are essentially one long beach cut in the middle by Three Mile Creek. Both beaches are backed by a 1 to 2 km wide, low, coastal plain. Pallarenda Beach (859) is 2.5 km long, faces east and receives low waves usually less than 0.3 m.... Read more

Pallarenda Beach and Rowes Bay are essentially one long beach cut in the middle by Three Mile Creek. Both beaches are backed by a 1 to 2 km wide, low, coastal plain. Pallarenda Beach (859) is 2.5 km long, faces east and receives low waves usually less than 0.3 m. These maintain a low, 50 m wide high tide beach fronted by 100 to 200 m wide intertidal sand flats. The northern end of the beach lies in the Environmental Park and has a number of facilities and picnic areas. Just south of the park entrance is a concrete boat ramp and a swimming enclosure, backed by the small Pallarenda residential settlement. The Cape Pallarenda Road runs right behind the beach, providing good access for the entire length, with a grassy foreshore reserve between the road and the beach.

Swimming

The best spot is at Pallarenda, with the added safety of the stinger net during summer. All beaches can only be used at mid to high tide owing to the low tide flats.

Surfing

Usually none.

Fishing

Best at high tide near the creek mouths.

General

Pallarenda and Rowes Bay are two of Townsville’s more accessible and popular beaches, offering excellent access and plenty of space.

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Pallarenda (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Pallarenda, QLD 4810

Length:
2.5km

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

Beach Key:
 qld0859

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Boat ramp
  • Pool

Weather

Wednesday 24, May 7:57 pm

Day 28°    Night 18°
22.7°C
Clear

Water Temperature  24°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

7 am
3.33m
1 am
0.95m
8 pm
3.67m
2 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 28°    Night 18°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower north of Cape Bowling Green, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

8 am
3.27m
2 am
0.91m
9 pm
3.80m
2 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

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


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Thu 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Fri 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Sat 27th 7 (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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