The east-facing beach runs south for 33km to Jumpinpin Inlet. The waves maintain a 200m wide double bar system, with the inner bar usually attached to the beach and cut by deep rip channels every 200 to 300m. A deep trough parallels this bar, with the outer bar on its seaward side cut by more widely spaced rips.
Swim in the patrolled area. Down the beach, stay well clear of strong northern rip and rips down the beach. Stay on the inner portion of an attached bar.
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 northwest winds.
Prohibited at northern end, on leash at all times elsewhere on beach.
Type: Formal – 50 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.
The northern end of the swamp, the Keyholes, are clear freshwater lakes, delightful for stand up paddle boarding or kayaking. It is approximately a 1 hour walk, along the beach and over the dunes, from Main Beach Headland, Point Lookout.
Kennedy Drive, Point Lookout, QLD 4183