Point Lookout is the name of the headland that forms the north-easternmost 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 (Fig. 3.1a). 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 (Fig. 2.7b). 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.
Beach Length: 27km
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