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

Marine Warnings

Wed, 29 Mar 11:00
Severe Thunderstorm Warning (QLD)

Wed, 29 Mar 10:59
Severe Weather Warning 1 (QLD)

Weather

Wednesday 29, Mar 2:18 pm

Day 35°    Night 27°
35°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  29°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning and again in the late evening.
Swell: Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

9 am
2.73m
3 am
0.68m
9 pm
2.64m
3 pm
0.64m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 30, Mar

Day 34°    Night 26°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Northerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

10 am
2.55m
4 am
0.86m
10 pm
2.55m
4 pm
0.73m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Wed 29, Mar to Wed 05, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the morning.
Swell: Northerly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Wed 29th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 30th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:10 pm
Fri 31st 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:10 pm
Sat 1st 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:10 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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