The beach faces north-north-east toward Shag Rock, 1.5 km offshore. Sand waves change over time, so too does the nature of the shoreline, bars and surf. There is access to the beach at Adder Rock, at some access tracks along the beach, and at the east end, below the Point Lookout Hotel headland.
Generally low to moderate plunging waves along a dynamic beachfront. Home Beach is not patrolled, the safest swimming is at the patrolled Cylinder Beach. Be careful of strong westerly drift and rips, when waves exceed 1m.
Not usually suitable conditions.
A range of holes and gutters associated with the bars and sand waves.
Off leash under owner's supervision.
Type: Non-formal - 6 spaces
Content based on www.beachsafe.org.au - SLSA and www.redland.qld.gov.au
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.
Home Beach was named from the era when the only route to Point Lookout was from Amity via Flinders Beach. When the bus got to Adder Rock, the last beach was called Home Beach because it was almost home.
Main image: Courtesy of David May.