South Head - Beach in Point Lookout Redland QLD - SLS Beachsafe

South Head QLD

The surf club is built on smaller South Headland (Fig. 2.5a), which is separated from Point Lookout by a 50 m long pocket of sand (Fig. 4.138). Both this small beach and the longer beach on the south side of the club are patrolled by the lifesavers. Both beaches are... Read more

The surf club is built on smaller South Headland (Fig. 2.5a), which is separated from Point Lookout by a 50 m long pocket of sand (Fig. 4.138). Both this small beach and the longer beach on the south side of the club are patrolled by the lifesavers. Both beaches are exposed to swell averaging 1.5 m. South Headland beach (1587) is a popular beach owing to its protection from most winds and calmer inshore waters. However in the surf and off the beach there is a strong permanent rip, as well as rocks to either side (Fig. 4.139).

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 500m 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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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:
0.05km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1587

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Camping
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water

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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