Magazine Island - Beach in South Townsville Townsville QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Magazine Island QLD

Magazine Island is part of the port of Townsville and has been heavily modified by port development. Along the east side of the island, toward the mouth of Ross River, is a narrow, 200 m long strip of sand between the road and the creek. While the creek is used... Read more

Magazine Island is part of the port of Townsville and has been heavily modified by port development. Along the east side of the island, toward the mouth of Ross River, is a narrow, 200 m long strip of sand between the road and the creek. While the creek is used by boats for access to the bay, the beach is not recommended for swimming owing to the tidal flats adjacent to the beach, boat traffic and strong tidal currents in the creek that parallels the beach.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)

Mon

29/05

Tue

30/05

Wed

31/05

Thu

01/06

Fri

02/06

Sat

03/06

Sun

04/06

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

Information

About

South Townsville, QLD 4810

Includes beaches:
Riverway Lagoon

Length:
0.2km

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

Beach Key:
 qld0863

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Seawall

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:19 pm

Day 28°    Night 17°
20.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
2.37m
6 am
1.28m
6 pm
0.98m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 28°    Night 17°
Partly cloudy

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

12 am
3.30m
8 am
1.30m
1 pm
2.20m
7 pm
1.21m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Tue 30th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 31st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Thu 1st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 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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