Blue Lake - Beach in Lamb Island Redland QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Blue Lake QLD

Point Lookout is the name of the headland that forms the north-easternmost tip of North Stradbroke Island. It is also the name of the settlement that straddles the north-eastern tip of the island and of the surf lifesaving club, established in 1947, that patrols the beach immediately south of the... Read more

Point Lookout is the name of the headland that forms the north-easternmost tip of North Stradbroke Island. It is also the name of the settlement that straddles the north-eastern tip of the island and of the surf lifesaving club, established in 1947, that patrols the beach immediately south of the headland.The main Point Lookout beach (1588A) runs south for 33 km to Jumpinpin Inlet. The waves maintain a 200 m wide double bar system, with the inner bar usually attached to the beach and cut by deep rip channels every 200 to 300 m. A deep trough parallels this bar, with the outer bar on its seaward side cut by more widely spaced rips (Fig. 3.1a). The beach continues like this all the way to Jumpinpin Inlet, only changing its name to Blue Lake beach (1588B) 6 km south of Point Lookout. On an average day, up to 150 rips will be operating along the beach (Fig. 2.7b). In addition, there are permanent rips running out of the South Headland pocket beach and the northern end of Point Lookout Beach, below the surf club, together with a rock reef in the rip channel.

Swimming

These are potentially hazardous beaches and swimmers must be very careful when entering the surf. The small South Headland Beach is relatively safe inshore, however if you move into deeper water you will encounter the strong permanent rip. The main Point Lookout Beach has the strong northern rip, together with rips down the beach. In all cases only swim in the patrolled area. Down the beach, stay well clear of rips and stay on the inner portion of an attached bar, while at the inlet be careful of the strong tidal currents in the channel.

Surfing

Point Lookout is a popular surfing beach, with good breaks over the outer bar and easy access via the northern rip channel. It works best on a low to moderate swell and west to north-west winds.

Fishing

A very popular beach for both beach fishing into the rip holes and off the rocks of South Headland and Point Lookout. However be careful as the rocks are steep and are washed by large waves. Many beach fishers can be found with their 4WDs down the beach. There is a vehicle beach access track about 500 m south of the point.

General

This is North Stradbroke Island's main surfing and fishing beach. It is potentially hazardous for swimming, so take care if entering the surf.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Lamb Island, QLD 4184

Includes beaches:
Point Lookout/blue Lake Beach, Point Lookout

Length:
27km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1588B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Toilets
  • Drinking water

Marine Warnings

Mon, 10 Dec 00:31
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Queensland

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 3:07 am

Day 27°    Night 20°
26.8°C
Possible morning shower

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the late morning and afternoon.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
1.30m
3 am
0.12m
10 pm
0.78m
5 pm
0.22m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 27°    Night 20°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

11 am
1.26m
4 am
0.16m
11 pm
0.75m
6 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:50 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:50 pm
Thu 13th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 4:00 pm

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.

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