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

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
13:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
19:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 4:02am (1.19m)
High 8:55am (1.64m)
Low 3:03pm (0.56m)
High 10:12pm (2.39m)
Daylight
First light06:22
Sunrise06:45
Sunset17:58
Dark18:21

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 23mph
16:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 4:34am (1.30m)
High 9:16am (1.60m)
Low 3:22pm (0.73m)
High 10:36pm (2.32m)
Daylight
First light06:22
Sunrise06:45
Sunset17:59
Dark18:22

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
13:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 5:05am (1.39m)
High 9:33am (1.55m)
Low 3:36pm (0.89m)
High 10:59pm (2.23m)
Daylight
First light06:22
Sunrise06:45
Sunset17:59
Dark18:22

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 5:40am (1.44m)
High 9:44am (1.50m)
Low 3:43pm (1.04m)
High 11:24pm (2.14m)
Daylight
First light06:22
Sunrise06:45
Sunset17:59
Dark18:22

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 6:31am (1.46m)
High 7:28am (1.46m)
Low 3:16pm (1.18m)
High 11:53pm (2.03m)
Daylight
First light06:21
Sunrise06:44
Sunset18:00
Dark18:23

Mon 22/07 »

Surf report for Mon 22/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
16:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 10:31am (1.33m)
High 11:41am (1.34m)
Low 2:29pm (1.27m)
Daylight
First light06:21
Sunrise06:44
Sunset18:00
Dark18:23

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

16 °C
(60 °F)

Light breeze, 11.2 km/h from SSW

Sea temperature

23.2°C / 73.8°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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