Rowes Bay - Beach in Rowes Bay Townsville QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Rowes Bay QLD

On the south side of Three Mile Creek is the Rowes Bay Beach (860), which is 4.2 km long and faces east-north-east. It too is paralleled by a wide, grassy foreshore reserve, then the road. A small creek drains across the southern portion of the beach; just beyond which is... Read more

On the south side of Three Mile Creek is the Rowes Bay Beach (860), which is 4.2 km long and faces east-north-east. It too is paralleled by a wide, grassy foreshore reserve, then the road. A small creek drains across the southern portion of the beach; just beyond which is the popular Rowes Bay caravan park. The tidal flats widen at each of the creek mouths, and toward the southern corner of the bay are up to 1 km wide.

Swimming

The best spot is at Pallarenda, with the added safety of the stinger net during summer. All beaches can only be used at mid to high tide owing to the low tide flats.

Surfing

Usually none.

Fishing

Best at high tide near the creek mouths.

General

Pallarenda and Rowes Bay are two of Townsville’s more accessible and popular beaches, offering excellent access and plenty of space.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Rowes Bay, QLD 4810

Length:
4.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld0860

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Camping
  • Toilets
  • Caravan park
  • Drinking water

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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