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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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Bowen SLSC

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

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-

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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

Sunday 22, Oct 6:23 am

Day 28°    Night 20°
Possible shower

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly to southeasterly about 10 knots. Winds tending northeasterly inshore during the afternoon and early evening.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

11 am
2.60m
4 am
0.77m
10 pm
2.10m
5 pm
1.24m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Oct

Day 29°    Night 19°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: 40% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Sunny afternoon.

Tide

11 am
2.51m
5 am
0.90m
11 pm
1.90m
6 pm
1.39m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Oct to Sun 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Mon 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Tue 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Wed 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 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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