Yam Island


Yam Island is also called Yama or Iama.

It is one of the central islands in the Torres Strait,



... and those islands are all smaller than the ones in the northern, western and southern group.


Belonging to the group of Bourke Isles, its surface is only two square kilometres.

The Beach

Unlike other central ones, it is not a real coral cay, meaning the beach is not quite all the way around like it is on Poruma, Warraber and Yorke islands.

yam island beach

On Yam, there are volcanic, rocky parts, there is quite a bit of rock on this island.

iama island beach

There is a beautiful beach on the western side,

yam island tisha

... in front of the community's streets,

yam island pier

... with the pier and the barge ramp.

yam island boat ramp

The Streets of Yam Island

Behind the beach are the small streets,

yam island street

... with beautiful island style buildings,

iama island church

... and two churches.

yam island church

And like on the other central islands, the narrow streets are really cute.

iama island street

The Sunset of Yam Island

The western beach of course means that the sun sets over the water,

yama island sunset

... and it is a beautiful time of the day at the pier,

iama island pier

... and the beachfront.

iama island sunset

On the northern side of the pier is a smaller beach and a mangrove creek,

yam island sunset

... where the front row of the homes got badly flooded in the January 2018 king tide.





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