Queens Beach (950) is Bowen’s main northern beach and occupies 4.5 km of Queens Bay, a relatively open, north to north-east facing bay located between the western mouth of the Don River and rocky Cape Edgecumbe. The beach lies just 2 km north-west of Bowen town centre and the suburbs... Read more
Queens Beach (950) is Bowen’s main northern beach and occupies 4.5 km of Queens Bay, a relatively open, north to north-east facing bay located between the western mouth of the Don River and rocky Cape Edgecumbe. The beach lies just 2 km north-west of Bowen town centre and the suburbs of Queens Beach and Edgecumbe Heights back its west and eastern shores respectively. In addition to the beachfront houses, there are caravan parks in the centre and at the western end of the beach, with golf links in between. The houses are fronted by a wide foreshore reserve, a narrow high tide beach and then a low tide bar. The bar is 100 m wide in the north, widening to become ridged sand flats several hundred metres in width, in the more protected east (Fig. 2.15a).
This is a popular swimming beach, with best conditions toward high tide. The safest swimming, particularly during stinger season, is in the stinger enclosure. Waves average less than 0.5 m and decrease to the east.
Chance of a low beach break at the western end of Queens Beach.
Best at high tide over the bar and sand flats.
Bowen’s northern beach suburb and holiday accommodation back this attractive, north-facing beach.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0950