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

Marine Warnings

Sat, 19 Aug 04:45
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Queensland

Weather

Saturday 19, Aug 9:43 am

Day 28°    Night 14°
Mostly sunny

Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots late morning. Winds shifting east to southeasterly in the early afternoon, tending northeasterly inshore. Winds briefly reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Cape Bowling Green in the early afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

8 am
2.46m
2 am
0.70m
8 pm
3.40m
2 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 20, Aug

Day 24°    Night 11°
Sunny

Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots during the morning south of Cape Bowling Green.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

8 am
2.50m
3 am
0.61m
9 pm
3.43m
2 pm
0.18m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:30 pm


Weather

Sat 19, Aug to Sat 26, Aug


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a light shower.

Tide


UV

Sat 19th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Sun 20th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:30 pm
Mon 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:30 pm
Tue 22nd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:30 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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