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

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:57 am

Day 30°    Night 17°
20.1°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots, reaching up to 15 knots inshore during the afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

12 am
1.97m
7 am
1.57m
4 pm
2.30m
11 pm
1.68m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 28°    Night 18°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

3 am
1.82m
9 am
1.55m
5 pm
2.50m
11 pm
1.47m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:50 pm
Wed 27th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:50 pm
Thu 28th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:50 pm
Fri 29th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:50 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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