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

Deadmans 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.Deadmans beach (1584) lies on the north-eastern tip of the island, between Cylinder Head and Dune Rocks. It is also known as Home Beach. The 600 m long beach faces due north. It is backed by 20 to 30 m high vegetated bluffs, that are being covered by bluff-top housing. There is a lookout and car park on Cylinder Head and a walking track down to the centre of the beach. The beach is bordered by the points and rocky shore platforms, together with rocks in the centre. Waves averaging 1 m move around Point Lookout and, together with the sand, they move around to maintain a highly variable, 100 m wide surf zone, usually with a deep trough between the beach and outer bar/sand waves.

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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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

Point Lookout, QLD 4183

Length:
0.6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1584

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
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Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water

Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec 12:37 am

Day 28°    Night 19°
28.3°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  25°C


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
2.30m
5 am
0.46m
6 pm
0.67m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 12, Dec

Day 27°    Night 20°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


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

Tide

12 am
1.68m
5 am
0.55m
12 pm
2.23m
7 pm
0.71m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Tue 11, Dec to Tue 18, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

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