Lindeman Island is a 600 ha island located 30 km south-east of Shute Harbour in the Lindeman Group of islands. It has 15 km of shoreline including nine sandy beaches; all but one are located in the Lindeman Island National Park. The park covers most of the island, apart from... Read more
Lindeman Island is a 600 ha island located 30 km south-east of Shute Harbour in the Lindeman Group of islands. It has 15 km of shoreline including nine sandy beaches; all but one are located in the Lindeman Island National Park. The park covers most of the island, apart from a southern section housing an airstrip and the Lindeman Island Resort. While the island reaches a height of 212 m at Mount Oldfield, it is generally undulating. A number of walking tracks link the resort with the beaches.Home Beach (LIN5) is the main beach and lies at the foot of the resort. It is a 100 m long pocket of sand, bordered by rock headlands, together with two terminal groynes, and the island jetty and boat ramp at the western end. In addition a seawall, pool and the resort back much of the beach (Fig. 4.54). The beach is relatively narrow and steep at high tide, widening to 50 m at low tide when it grades into a sand then reef flat up to 300 m wide.
The island is sheltered from the Trades by larger Shaw Island, located 3 km to the south-east across Kennedy Sound; hence waves are usually low to calm. Best swimming is toward high tide when the flats are covered.
The rocks and jetty are the most popular locations.
A largely national park island including several protected beaches, with Home beach sitting at the foot of the resort.Read less
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SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.