Airlie Beach (2) - Beach in Jubilee Pocket Whitsunday QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Airlie Beach (2) QLD

Airlie Beach fronts the main street and shops of the town of the same name, now the centre of the thriving Whitsunday tourist industry. Consequently this is one of Queensland's better known and more popular beaches. The beach that sits in Airlie Bay lies just off the Proserpine-Shute Harbour Road.... Read more

Airlie Beach fronts the main street and shops of the town of the same name, now the centre of the thriving Whitsunday tourist industry. Consequently this is one of Queensland's better known and more popular beaches. The beach that sits in Airlie Bay lies just off the Proserpine-Shute Harbour Road. It is backed by parking areas, a walkway, the Intercity bus terminal, the shops, a hotel and a park.The beach faces almost due north and is split in two by the small Airlie Creek. The western side of the beach (1016) is just 150 m in length, bordered by two car parks and linked by a footbridge across the creek to the eastern half. The eastern side (1017) is 250 m in length and is backed by a shady park and a walkway that ends at a small boat harbour (Fig. 4.48). Both beaches are composed of medium to coarse sand and shells. The bay is usually calm, only receiving low waves during northerly winds. A few mangroves fringe the eastern ends of both beaches. At high tide the beach has a moderate slope and water deep enough to swim in. However at low tide, a rocky tidal flat is exposed and swimming is not possible (Fig. 1.1b).

Swimming

A very popular spot to swim at high tide, however you can only sunbake at low tide. Watch the rocks underfoot on the tidal flats.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Best off the headlands and breakwater at high tide.

General

A very accessible and popular tourist destination, better for sunbathing than swimming. If you do want to get wet, make sure it's near high tide.

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Information

About

Jubilee Pocket, QLD 4802

Length:
0.25km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1017

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

Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 1:10 am

Day 31°    Night 23°
28°C
Showers

Water Temperature  29°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Hamilton Island in the morning.

Tide

8 am
3.45m
1 am
0.95m
8 pm
2.77m
2 pm
1.06m

UV

Index: 16 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 30°    Night 23°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Mackay.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

8 am
3.59m
2 am
0.82m
9 pm
2.87m
3 pm
0.97m

UV

Index: 16 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


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 offshore south of Mackay.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 23rd 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 24th 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm
Sat 25th 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:30 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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