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

Cylinder Beach QLD

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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 then 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 average 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 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 Cylinders, 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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23/10

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27/10

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29/10

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08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 15:00

Cylinder Beach (Nth Stradbroke Island)(Lifeguards)

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23/10

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24/10

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25/10

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26/10

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27/10

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28/10

Sun

29/10

08:00 - 17:00

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08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

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

Information Symbols

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

Regulation Symbols

  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Dogs Allowed

Weather

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:17 pm

Day 24°    Night 17°
22.5°C
Possible morning shower

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: 60% chance of showers in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

5 am
0.43m
12 pm
2.16m
6 pm
0.68m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 26°    Night 17°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

12 am
1.69m
6 am
0.52m
12 pm
2.09m
7 pm
0.76m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 26th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 3:00 pm
Fri 27th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 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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