Weather Forecast
22.60°C
Current Temperature
9.00km/h
Wind speed
25.23°C
Water Temperature
0.87m
Swell
2.17m
Tide
6/11
UV
The northern shore of North Stradbroke Island faces essentially due north and runs for 13 km from low, sandy Amity Point to 25 m high Point Lookout, the north-east tip of the island. In between are four sandy beaches, the eastern three bordered by rocks and headlands, together with the growing town of Point Lookout, which now backs about 3 km of the north-eastern corner of the island. Cylinder beach (1583) is the most popular swimming beach on the island. The 500 m long, north facing beach is located between the hotel headland and 30 m high Cylinder Head. It is backed by a continuous, shady foreshore reserve, including a picnic and camping area, and the main Point Lookout Road and settlement. Two small creeks also drain across the beach. The beach receives waves that have been refracted around Point Lookout and averages 0.5 to 1 m in height. The lower waves and fine sand maintain a usually wide, low gradient beach fronted by a continuous bar, with the mobile sand waves and bars extending up to 200 m off the beach. As a consequence, like all the north side beaches, beach, bar and surf conditions change considerably over time. The beach is patrolled during the summer and holiday periods.
Beach Length: 0.5km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

Sun
21 Apr
Mon
15 Apr
Tue
16 Apr
Wed
17 Apr
Thu
18 Apr
Fri
19 Apr
Sat
20 Apr
Point Lookout SLSC
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08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
Cylinder Beach (Nth Stradbroke Island)(Lifeguards)
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00
08:00 -17:00

Information

Formal parking area
Picnic
Shade
Shelters
Toilets Block M/F
Playground
Change Rooms
Camping
Showers
Natural shade
Park
Artificial shade
BBQ
Mobile Phone Coverage
Passenger ferry
Bus
Vehicle ferry

Regulations

No Littering
No Cats or Dogs
No Dogs Allowed

Hazards

Large unexpected waves
Gutters
Flash rips
Rocks
Accessible Rock Platforms
Beach exposure
Long beach
Winds

Weather

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.