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

Horseshoe Bay QLD

Horseshoe Bay is the most popular of Bowen’s twelve 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 (Fig. 4.43), including the famous landmark Mother Beddock,... Read more

Horseshoe Bay is the most popular of Bowen’s twelve 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 (Fig. 4.43), 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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Bowen SLSC

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

Wednesday 24, May 8:00 pm

Day 27°    Night 19°
Clear

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

8 am
2.91m
2 am
0.78m
9 pm
3.30m
2 pm
0.27m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 28°    Night 18°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower north of Cape Bowling Green, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

8 am
2.82m
3 am
0.74m
9 pm
3.42m
3 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:00 pm
Fri 26th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:00 pm
Sat 27th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 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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