Nudey Beach

Nudey Beach - Australia
Nudey Beach - Queensland
Photo: © ogwen / CC BY
Nudey beach - Fitzroy Island
Photo: © ogwen / CC BY

Nudey beach is the archetypal tropical beach; pristine powder white sand, crystal clear azure water and coral reefs teaming with marine life. Behind is a verdant backdrop of rainforest containing Nutmeg, Tamarinds, Turpentine, Sheoak and Indian Beech whilst dotted along the beach are time-worn granite boulders which create the feeling of an ancient paradise.
It isn't hard to see why Nudey beach has made it to the top spot on several surveys of Australia's best beaches.

The beach is set on Fitzroy Island, around 30km off the coast of Cairns in northern Queensland. Designated a National Park this paridisical island lies just within the Great Barrier Reef. From here you can take trips on glass bottom boats out to the main reef or around the island. Of course you don't need a boat at all and the snorkelling off Nudey beach is fantastic with shallow coral reefs fringing the beach.

It isn't just the sea which is teaming with life - there is wildlife a-plenty onshore too. Lizards such as goannas and monitors are common, and the birdlife is fantastic with sea eagles, ospreys, cockatoos and the aptly named paradise kingfisher all native to the area.

Despite there only being a relatively small stretch of sand to put your towel down Nudey beach never feels crowded. And if you are wondering about where the name "Nudey" came from it is pretty much as you would expect. Quite a few years back this secluded spot did draw the clothes-optional crew and hence the name. However, this is Queensland where public nudity is frowned upon and these days getting naked on this family-friendly beach is a bit of a no-no.

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Nudey Beach Weather Info

5 Day Nudey Beach UV Index

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Nudey Beach tide times & sea state

Thu 17/10 »

Surf report for Thu 17/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 4mph
13:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 3:50am (0.90m)
High 11:01am (2.09m)
Low 4:55pm (1.57m)
High 8:46pm (1.78m)
Daylight
First light05:24
Sunrise05:46
Sunset18:16
Dark18:38

Fri 18/10 »

Surf report for Fri 18/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 7mph
13:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 4:35am (1.01m)
High 12:24pm (2.03m)
Daylight
First light05:24
Sunrise05:46
Sunset18:16
Dark18:38

Sat 19/10 »

Surf report for Sat 19/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 7mph
13:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 5:54am (1.13m)
High 3:27pm (2.12m)
Low 11:07pm (1.30m)
Daylight
First light05:23
Sunrise05:45
Sunset18:16
Dark18:38

Sun 20/10 »

Surf report for Sun 20/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 8mph
13:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 3:44am (1.38m)
Low 8:24am (1.13m)
High 4:26pm (2.30m)
Low 11:24pm (1.05m)
Daylight
First light05:22
Sunrise05:44
Sunset18:17
Dark18:39

Mon 21/10 »

Surf report for Mon 21/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
13:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
19:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 4:48am (1.56m)
Low 10:16am (0.93m)
High 5:07pm (2.45m)
Low 11:48pm (0.81m)
Daylight
First light05:22
Sunrise05:44
Sunset18:17
Dark18:39

Tue 22/10 »

Surf report for Tue 22/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
19:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
High 5:28am (1.75m)
Low 11:09am (0.71m)
High 5:44pm (2.55m)
Daylight
First light05:21
Sunrise05:43
Sunset18:17
Dark18:39

Today's weather

Fair

24 °C
(75 °F)

Calm, 0.7 km/h from N

Sea temperature

26.1°C / 78.9°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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