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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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

Tuesday 17, Jul 7:43 pm

Day 25°    Night 13°
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Bowling Green in the late evening. Winds tending northeasterly inshore in the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
3.15m
7 am
0.82m
1 pm
2.21m
7 pm
0.83m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 18, Jul

Day 25°    Night 15°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds tending northeasterly inshore in the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

2 am
2.93m
9 am
0.83m
3 pm
2.25m
8 pm
1.07m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:50 pm


Weather

Tue 17, Jul to Tue 24, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 17th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:50 pm
Wed 18th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:50 pm
Thu 19th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:50 pm
Fri 20th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:50 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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