Cylinder Beach - Beach in Point Lookout Redland QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Cylinder Beach QLD

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... Read more

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.

Swimming

The north shore beaches offer generally low to moderate waves along a dynamic beachfront. The safest swimming is at the patrolled Cylinder Beach. Be careful off all the beaches as there is a highly variable bar and trough topography associated with the migrating sand waves, together with often strong westerly drift and rips, when waves exceed 1 m.

Surfing

There are several excellent surfing spots along this section of coast, all of which usually require a larger swell to operate and also a suitable configuration of the sand bars. The main locations are Cylinder, off the headland, Point Lookout off Deadmans and, during bigger swell, at Rocky Point. All can offer low right-handers.

Fishing

The north side is very accessible for beach fishing, usually with a range of holes and gutters associated with the bars and sand waves, as well as a few small creek mouths.

General

The northern sun-drenched side of North Stradbroke and site of the largest settlement at Point Lookout offers north facing beaches of low to moderate energy, with good access to all and accommodation and facilities nearby.

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Point Lookout SLSC

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08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 15:00

Cylinder Beach (Nth Stradbroke Island)(Lifeguards)

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24/09

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25/09

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26/09

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27/09

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28/09

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29/09

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30/09

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Information

About

Point Lookout, QLD 4183

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1583

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Camping
  • Natural shade
  • Artificial shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Vehicle ferry
  • Passenger ferry
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • No Littering
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Dogs Allowed

Weather

Tuesday 25, Sep 2:02 am

Day 21°    Night 15°
21.4°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots north of Point Lookout early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
2.07m
3 am
0.34m
9 pm
2.26m
3 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Wednesday 26, Sep

Day 23°    Night 14°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
2.12m
4 am
0.32m
10 pm
2.21m
4 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 2:50 pm


Weather

Tue 25, Sep to Tue 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore. Southerly 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 25th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 2:50 pm
Wed 26th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 2:50 pm
Thu 27th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 2:50 pm
Fri 28th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:00 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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