Horseshoe Bay - Beach in Queens Beach Whitsunday QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Horseshoe Bay QLD

Horseshoe Bay is the most popular of Bowen’s 12 beaches. It is a picturesque little beach, lying out on the north-east tip of Cape Edgecumbe, 4 km from the town centre. The whole cape is composed of rounded granite rocks and boulders, including the famous landmark Mother Beddock, a large,... Read more

Horseshoe Bay is the most popular of Bowen’s 12 beaches. It is a picturesque little beach, lying out on the north-east tip of Cape Edgecumbe, 4 km from the town centre. The whole cape is composed of rounded granite rocks and boulders, including the famous landmark Mother Beddock, a large, round boulder perched seemingly precariously 100 m above Kings Beach. Horseshoe Bay beach (955) is just 150 m in length, faces north-east and is bordered by large, rounded granite boulder-headlands. The road runs right to the back of the beach where there is a car park, kiosk, an amenities block and a shady picnic area, with two small resorts tucked in behind. The beach receives low waves, usually less than 0.5 m, which combine with the medium to coarse granitic sand to build a steep beach at high tide, with a narrow, shallow bar exposed at low tide. Surf, currents and rips are rare, requiring waves greater than 0.5 m to form.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach under normal low wave conditions; just use care if swimming or snorkelling around the rocks.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

A popular spot to fish off the rocks or beach, particularly at high tide. There is a boat ramp in adjoining Greys Bay.

General

One of the nicest beaches on the coast, very popular with locals and tourists.

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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Bowen SLSC

Mon

19/02

Tue

20/02

Wed

21/02

Thu

22/02

Fri

23/02

Sat

24/02

Sun

25/02

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13:00 - 17:00

Horseshoe Bay - Bowen (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Queens Beach, QLD 4805

Length:
0.15km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld0955

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
  • Camping

Weather

Tuesday 20, Feb 2:53 pm

Day 33°    Night 25°
Possible late shower or storm

Water Temperature  29°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

12 am
2.40m
6 am
1.21m
12 pm
2.70m
7 pm
1.20m

UV

Index: 16 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Feb

Day 30°    Night 24°
Showers. Possible storm

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly in the early afternoon then tending east to northeasterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

Tide

1 am
2.36m
7 am
1.41m
1 pm
2.50m
8 pm
1.22m

UV

Index: 15 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Feb to Tue 27, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 21st 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 22nd 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm
Fri 23rd 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:20 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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