Flagstaff Hill - Beach in Bowen Whitsunday QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Flagstaff Hill QLD

Flagstaff Hill is a 60 m high, grassy hillock that signals the entrance to Port Denison, the port of Bowen. A gravel road leads to the crest of the hill and to a small settlement on the tip of the point. Around the base of the hill is a low,... Read more

Flagstaff Hill is a 60 m high, grassy hillock that signals the entrance to Port Denison, the port of Bowen. A gravel road leads to the crest of the hill and to a small settlement on the tip of the point. Around the base of the hill is a low, rocky shore together with a narrow, sandy beach (960) on its north-east side. The beach consists of a sandy high tide strip, however at low tide it is essentially a rock flat.The port of Bowen lies inside the point and consists of a large boat marina and a 600 m long jetty. Backing the jetty is the town of Bowen, with a narrow high tide beach (961) at the foot of Quay Street. This beach has been somewhat modified by the marina, jetty and foreshore development. Today the beach is approximately 1.3 km long, faces east and is dissected by the marina, the jetty and a boat ramp, as well as two outcrops of rock, together with a backing seawall and a small creek at its southern end. At low tide, 400 m wide ridged sand flats are exposed (Fig. 4.45).

Swimming

Only at high tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The jetty and marina breakwater are very popular with the locals.

General

Two very accessible beaches, but little used for swimming owing to the rocks at Flagstaff and the development and shallow water at Quay Street.

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Information

About

Bowen, QLD 4805

Length:
0.5km

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

Beach Key:
 qld0960

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 10:12 am

Day 29°    Night 16°
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots, reaching up to 15 knots with inshore afternoon seabreezes.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: breezes.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

1 am
1.82m
7 am
1.24m
3 pm
2.28m
10 pm
1.41m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 3:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 29°    Night 17°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

3 am
1.73m
9 am
1.28m
4 pm
2.38m
11 pm
1.25m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:40 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:40 pm
Wed 27th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:40 pm
Thu 28th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:40 pm
Fri 29th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 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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