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Point Lookout QLD

Point Lookout is the name of the headland that forms the north-eastern tip of North Stradbroke Island. It is also the name of the settlement that straddles the north-eastern tip of the island and of the surf lifesaving club, established in 1947, that patrols the beach immediately south of the... Read more

Point Lookout is the name of the headland that forms the north-eastern tip of North Stradbroke Island. It is also the name of the settlement that straddles the north-eastern tip of the island and of the surf lifesaving club, established in 1947, that patrols the beach immediately south of the headland. The main Point Lookout beach (1588A) runs south for 33 km to Jumpinpin Inlet. The waves maintain a 200 m wide double bar system, with the inner bar usually attached to the beach and cut by deep rip channels every 200 to 300 m. A deep trough parallels this bar, with the outer bar on its seaward side cut by more widely spaced rips. The beach continues like this all the way to Jumpinpin Inlet, only changing its name to Blue Lake beach (1588B) 6 km south of Point Lookout. On an average day, up to 150 rips will be operating along the beach. In addition, there are permanent rips running out of the South Headland pocket beach and the northern end of Point Lookout beach, below the surf club, together with a rock reef in the rip channel.

Swimming

These are potentially hazardous beaches and swimmers must be very careful when entering the surf. The small South Headland Beach is relatively safe inshore, however if you move into deeper water you will encounter the strong permanent rip. The main Point Lookout Beach has the strong northern rip, together with rips down the beach. In all cases only swim in the patrolled area. Down the beach, stay well clear of rips and stay on the inner portion of an attached bar, while at the inlet be careful of the strong tidal currents in the channel.

Surfing

Point Lookout is a popular surfing beach, with good breaks over the outer bar and easy access via the northern rip channel. It works best on a low to moderate swell and west to north-west winds.

Fishing

A very popular beach for both beach fishing into the rip holes and off the rocks of South Headland and Point Lookout. However be careful as the rocks are steep and are washed by large waves. Many beach fishers can be found with their 4WDs down the beach. There is a vehicle beach access track about 500 m south of the point.

General

This is North Stradbroke Island's main surfing and fishing beach. It is potentially hazardous for swimming, so take care if entering the surf.

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Point Lookout SLSC

Mon

24/09

Tue

25/09

Wed

26/09

Thu

27/09

Fri

28/09

Sat

29/09

Sun

30/09

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08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

Main Beach (North Stradbroke Island) (Lifeguards)

Mon

24/09

Tue

25/09

Wed

26/09

Thu

27/09

Fri

28/09

Sat

29/09

Sun

30/09

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

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Information

About

Point Lookout, QLD 4183

Includes beaches:
Point Lookout/blue Lake Beach, Blue Lake

Length:
0.01km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1588A

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Large unexpected waves
    Large unexpected waves
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Uneven ground
    Uneven ground
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Beach erosion
    Beach erosion
  • Accessible Rock Platforms
    Accessible Rock Platforms
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Dressing shed
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Vehicle ferry
  • Passenger ferry
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Littering
  • Surfcraft Prohibited
  • No Removing Shellfish
  • Fires Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed

Weather

Tuesday 25, Sep 2:00 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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