Bare Sand Island camping

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Bare Sand Island camping

Post by theodosius » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:33 pm

Hi guys,

Has anyone been out camping on Bare Sand? Where's the best spot to moor? Any tips on how to securely moor a boat (I've had one escape once on the South...). It's a 5m quinnie, so if it gets beached I can't push it.

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Re: Bare Sand Island camping

Post by mickkk » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:52 am

I’m heading out there this weekend if you would like to think along. If not I’ll fill you in with the details.

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Post by theodosius » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:41 pm

Cheers Mickkk, sounds like the rest of the group isn't keen so might go another time. I'd love to hear how it goes

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Post by mickkk » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:31 pm

I have camped where the black arrow is, there is a deep Chanel on the black line, accessible at all tides.
The brown area is all drying reef, need about 3.5 to 4 m to scoot across there. It’s about 20 km to the island if high tide and can get over the reef. (From Keswick) or 30 kms if you have to go around to the front and in. About 33 kms from Dundee.
This weekend and last time it’s high at 6 at night and 6 in the morning ish. I like these tides as you can beech the boat at night on the high and can sleep like a baby till the morning high. Then I just anchor it up and far enough out and so it can swing around. Then just run a rope to the beech with a 2nd sand anchor. That way when you want to head out you just pull the boat around to you. (If that makes sense)
No fires, and if you are going turtle watching, use a red light. White lights can disturb the hatchlings or nesting turtles I’m told.
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Re: Bare Sand Island camping

Post by theodosius » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:16 pm

Wow, cheers Mickkk! All the info I needed! Group vote is Kakadu but will be dreaming of Bare Sand...

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Re: Bare Sand Island camping

Post by slug » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:30 am

We generally would camp on the Western side (directly opposite Mick's arrow). Usually found it to be more protected from the wind and calmer sea, but I guess it's a seasonal thing.

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