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 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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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Cylinder Beach (Nth Stradbroke Island)(Lifeguards)

Mon

18/06

Tue

19/06

Wed

20/06

Thu

21/06

Fri

22/06

Sat

23/06

Sun

24/06

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

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Point Lookout SLSC

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 Littering
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Dogs Allowed

Weather

Wednesday 20, Jun 3:35 pm

Day 22°    Night 9°
16.4°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Point Lookout early in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore south of Point Lookout in the early morning.

Tide

2 am
2.31m
9 am
0.52m
3 pm
1.87m
9 pm
0.73m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 1:10 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 21, Jun

Day 22°    Night 11°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

3 am
2.18m
10 am
0.52m
4 pm
1.95m
10 pm
0.78m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:10 pm


Weather

Wed 20, Jun to Wed 27, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 20th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:10 pm
Thu 21st 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:10 pm
Fri 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:10 pm
Sat 23rd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 1:10 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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