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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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

Thursday 08, Dec 9:07 am

Day 33°    Night 24°
25.4°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  28°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: 40% chance of showers in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

4 am
1.79m
10 am
1.17m
4 pm
2.31m
11 pm
0.75m

UV

Index: 16 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 09, Dec

Day 33°    Night 24°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

5 am
2.03m
11 am
1.08m
5 pm
2.38m
11 pm
0.56m

UV

Index: 16 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Thu 08, Dec to Thu 15, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Thu 8th 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 9th 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:30 pm
Sat 10th 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:30 pm
Sun 11th 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:30 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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