Frenchman's Beach

Frenchman's Beach faces due east, receiving little protection from the prevailing south-east waves. The beach is 500m long and is backed by steep, densely vegetated bluffs, access to the beach is either around Dune Rocks from Deadmans Beach, or down a signed steep walking track from the main road. The beach receives waves averaging between 1 and 1.5m, which maintain an inner bar usually cut by two rips, including a permanent rip against Dune Rocks.

Swimming

CAUTION: beach as is rip-dominated and hazardous.

Surfing

Can have good beach breaks over the bars when southerlies are blowing offshore.

Fishing

Popular fishing location owing to the rips and rocks. CAUTION: rock fishers should use care.

Dogs

On leash at all times.

Parking

Type: Non-formal road side - 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.

History

In the late 19th Century, four men sailed west from the French-speaking South Pacific islands. They landed on this beach, which was named after them. The four men, Jack Newfong, John Lifu, George Fenoch and Richard Martin, were taken to the Myora/Moongalba Mission, where they ended up settling. Descendants of these four men still live on North Stradbroke Island.

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