The northern shore of North Stradbroke Island faces essentially due north and runs for 13 km from low, sandy Amity Point to 25 m high Point Lookout, the north-east tip of the island. In between are four sandy beaches, the eastern three bordered by rocks and headlands, together with the growing town of Point Lookout, which now backs about 3 km of the north-eastern corner of the island.
Rocky Point beach (1582) begins on the east side of the point and extends for 1.7 km to a vegetated, 30 m high headland capped by the Point Lookout hotel. The beach faces north-north-east toward Shag Rock, 1.5 km offshore. It receives waves averaging 0.5 m, but these can be considerably higher during big swell. It has a wide, low gradient high tide beach fronted by a continuous low tide bar, with slowly moving sand waves extending up to 200 m offshore. As the sand waves change over time, so too does the nature of the shoreline, bars and surf. There is access to the beach at Rocky Point, with some access tracks along the beach, and in the east below the hotel.
Beach Length: 1.7km
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