Taylors Beach, Queensland

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Taylors Beach
Queensland
Taylors Beach is located in Queensland
Taylors Beach
Taylors Beach
Coordinates 18°38′16″S 146°19′42″E / 18.63778°S 146.32833°E / -18.63778; 146.32833Coordinates: 18°38′16″S 146°19′42″E / 18.63778°S 146.32833°E / -18.63778; 146.32833
Population 351 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4850
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Hinchinbrook
State electorate(s) Hinchinbrook
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Suburbs around Taylors Beach:
Halifax Halifax Coral Sea
Braemeadows Taylors Beach Coral Sea
Braemeadows Forrest Beach Coral Sea

Taylors Beach is a coastal town, locality and beach in the Hinchinbrook Shire, Queensland, Australia.[2][3][4] In the 2011 census, Taylors Beach had a population of 351 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Map of Taylors Beach

Taylors Beach is located 18 kilometres (11 mi) east of Ingham.[5] It is bounded by the Coral Sea on the east where there are long sandy beaches. It is divided into a northern and southern section by the estuary where Victoria Creek flows into the Coral Sea; the southern section having a long northern spit providing shelter to the beaches of the northern part. The residential development is adjacent to the beaches of the northern part. Apart from some farming in the northern part, most of the locality is undeveloped.[6]

History[edit]

The town was formerly known as Cassady after Francis Andrew O'Connor Cassady who was mayor of the City of Townsville in 1894, 1901 and 1905. However, it was renamed Taylors Beach on 1 October 1969.[2] The name Cassady is preserved in Cassady Beach, a small beachside community within neighbouring Forrest Beach (18°43′48″S 146°17′37″E / 18.73000°S 146.29361°E / -18.73000; 146.29361 (Cassady Beach)).[7]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Taylors Beach. The nearest primary school is in Halifax and the nearest secondary school is in Ingham.[8]

Recreation[edit]

The town is a popular area for boating and fishing.[5] There is a two-lane boat ramp into the estuary of Victoria Creek (18°37′28″S 146°19′49″E / 18.624532°S 146.330192°E / -18.624532; 146.330192 (Taylors Beach boat ramp)).[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Taylors Beach (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Taylors Beach (town) (entry 33464)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Taylors Beach (locality) (entry 42527)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Taylors Beach (beach) (entry 33463)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Taylors Beach - Ingham". Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Tourism Inc. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Queensland Globe". Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cassady Beach (entry 6411)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Boating facilities in Queensland — north Queensland". Queensland Government. 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 

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