Farm Beach is a small shack and freehold settlement located at the northern end of the beach. A gravel road runs out to the settlement, with the beach a popular boat launching area. This beach also marks a transition from the very protected beaches of Port Douglas to the south,... Read more
Farm Beach is a small shack and freehold settlement located at the northern end of the beach. A gravel road runs out to the settlement, with the beach a popular boat launching area. This beach also marks a transition from the very protected beaches of Port Douglas to the south, and the increasingly exposed beach to the north.Farm Beach consists of three sections. Farm Beach south (942) is a 2.3 km long, up to 300 m wide sand spit, that has been slowly extending south into Port Douglas, in the process impounding the backing Little Douglas Bay. The beach forms the eastern side of the entrance to Port Douglas, and as a result strong tidal currents flow in the deep channel 100 m off the beach. The beach usually receives only very low swell or wind waves, and is fronted by 100 m wide sand flats, then the tidal channel. The only access is by 4WD down the beach.
Farm beach is the most accessible and popular location, while Gallipoli is the more scenic. All beaches are relatively safe under normal low wave to calm conditions, through access and rocks are a hazard on the northern beaches.
Usually too small, with only shorebreaks in larger swell.
Most fishers launch their boats at Farm Beach to head out to the deeper reefs.
An accessible, relatively low energy section of coast, mainly frequented by boat fishers.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.