742 - Beach in Yarrabah Yarrabah (Aboriginal) QLD - SLS Beachsafe

742 QLD

At the southern end of Saltwater Creek Beach, the steep, vegetated slopes reach the sea and the coast trends south-east. Running along the base of the ranges is a strip of sand, interspersed with small, rocky outcrops. Beaches 742 and 743 occupy the first 3 km of the rocky coast.... Read more

At the southern end of Saltwater Creek Beach, the steep, vegetated slopes reach the sea and the coast trends south-east. Running along the base of the ranges is a strip of sand, interspersed with small, rocky outcrops. Beaches 742 and 743 occupy the first 3 km of the rocky coast. Beach 742 consists of six near-continuous high tide strips of sand, separated by small, rocky headlands of varying sizes, with some rocks scattered along the beaches and exposed at low tide. A larger headland separates it from Beach 743, which consists of two small pocket beaches, totalling about 600 m in length. Neither beach has any access or development.The two beaches are composed of the coarse, granitic sand that produces a steep high tide beach, fronted by a flatter low tide beach about 30 m wide, with rocks outcropping along the beaches. If approaching the beaches by boat at high tide, beware of the submerged rocks.

Swimming

Two relatively safe beaches, with usually low waves. However, care must be taken of the numerous rocks, particularly at high tide.

Surfing

Only a small break across the bar at mid to low tide.

Fishing

Numerous good spots on the many rocks along the beaches and headlands.

General

Two natural beaches backed by steep, densely vegetated slopes and fringed by rocks.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Yarrabah, QLD 4871

Length:
2.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld0742

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Irukandji
    Irukandji
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Chironex
    Chironex
  • Crocodiles
    Crocodiles
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Weather

Tuesday 21, Nov 5:58 am

Day 29°    Night 22°
22.4°C
Showers

Water Temperature  27°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Innisfail in the evening.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

10 am
2.12m
3 am
0.83m
8 pm
1.63m
5 pm
1.55m

UV

Index: 15 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Wednesday 22, Nov

Day 29°    Night 21°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
2.03m
3 am
0.91m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Tue 21, Nov to Tue 28, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 21st 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:50 pm
Wed 22nd 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:50 pm
Thu 23rd 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 24th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 4:00 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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