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

Sun 15/12 »

Surf report for Sun 15/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 7mph
13:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 4:23am (0.77m)
High 11:52am (2.54m)
Low 7:05pm (1.43m)
High 11:16pm (1.60m)
Daylight
First light05:13
Sunrise05:36
Sunset18:44
Dark19:08

Mon 16/12 »

Surf report for Mon 16/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 4mph
13:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 5mph
19:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 5:22am (0.95m)
High 1:01pm (2.48m)
Low 9:09pm (1.28m)
Daylight
First light05:13
Sunrise05:37
Sunset18:45
Dark19:09

Tue 17/12 »

Surf report for Tue 17/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 3mph
13:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 12:58am (1.53m)
Low 6:40am (1.11m)
High 2:26pm (2.42m)
Low 10:03pm (1.07m)
Daylight
First light05:13
Sunrise05:37
Sunset18:45
Dark19:09

Wed 18/12 »

Surf report for Wed 18/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 16mph
13:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
19:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 3:41am (1.64m)
Low 8:37am (1.18m)
High 3:41pm (2.39m)
Low 10:45pm (0.85m)
Daylight
First light05:14
Sunrise05:38
Sunset18:46
Dark19:10

Thu 19/12 »

Surf report for Thu 19/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
13:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
19:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 4:50am (1.85m)
Low 10:20am (1.11m)
High 4:38pm (2.36m)
Low 11:22pm (0.63m)
Daylight
First light05:14
Sunrise05:38
Sunset18:47
Dark19:10

Fri 20/12 »

Surf report for Fri 20/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
13:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 5:41am (2.07m)
Low 11:25am (1.01m)
High 5:25pm (2.30m)
Low 11:58pm (0.45m)
Daylight
First light05:15
Sunrise05:39
Sunset18:47
Dark19:11

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

26 °C
(78 °F)

Light air, 4.3 km/h from N

Sea temperature

28.6°C / 83.4°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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