Pallarenda

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

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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Beach Patrols Change Day

Pallarenda (Lifeguards)

Mon
06/12
Tue
07/12
Wed
08/12
Thu
09/12
Fri
10/12
Sat
11/12
Sun
12/12

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09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
29°C
Water
29°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Drinking water
Toilets Block M/F
Pool
Boat ramp
Wednesday, 8 Dec 8:03

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.


Pallarenda, QLD 4810
Length: 2.5km
General Hazard Rating: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0859
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Beach at capacity
Restrictions apply
No access to beach
Beach nearing capacity
Access may be restricted
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