Frenchmans Bay - Beach in Point Lookout Redland QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Frenchmans Bay QLD

South of Dune Rocks are 1.5 km of rock-dominated shore that end at 40 km high Point Lookout. There are three beaches along this section; the longer Frenchmans Bay, backed by 50 to 70 m high bluffs, and two small, rock-bound beaches located in gorges in the cliff face.Frenchmans Bay... Read more

South of Dune Rocks are 1.5 km of rock-dominated shore that end at 40 km high Point Lookout. There are three beaches along this section; the longer Frenchmans Bay, backed by 50 to 70 m high bluffs, and two small, rock-bound beaches located in gorges in the cliff face.Frenchmans Bay beach (1585) faces due east, receiving a little protection from the prevailing south-east waves from Point Lookout, which protrudes 500 m toward the south-east. The beach is 500 m long and is backed by steep, densely vegetated bluffs rising to 70 m, along the crest of which is the main road to the point and main beach. Access to the beach is either around Dune Rocks from Deadmans Beach, or down steep walking tracks from the main road. The beach receives waves averaging between 1 and 1.5 m, which maintain an inner bar usually cut by two rips, including a permanent rip against Dune Rocks. At Dune Rocks, sand blows off the beach and across the point to the back of Deadmans Beach.

Swimming

These are two hazardous beaches, suitable for sunbathing, but be very cautious if swimming off the beaches as both are rip-dominated, with the Gorge particularly hazardous.

Surfing

Frenchmans Bay can have good beach breaks over the bars when southerlies are blowing offshore.

Fishing

Both are popular fishing locations owing to the rips and rocks at Frenchmans, and the rather hazardous rock platforms at the Gorge. Rock fishers should use care at both locations.

General

Two exposed and very different beaches connected by a scenic walkway around the point.

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Information

About

Point Lookout, QLD 4183

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1585

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 1:48 am

Day 27°    Night 20°
26.8°C
Possible morning shower

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the late morning and afternoon.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

11 am
2.37m
4 am
0.40m
11 pm
1.73m
5 pm
0.63m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 27°    Night 20°
Partly cloudy

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: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:50 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:50 pm
Thu 13th 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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