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Amity Point

Amity Point is on the sheltered west side of Stradbroke Island and has sandy beaches and calm water for swimming and great fishing.


Not just Dolphins but also deadly Shark and Stone fish can often be seen around here.


North Stradbroke Island


North Stradbroke Island is an Australian island in the state of Queensland, 30 km southeast of the capital Brisbane. Before 1896 the island was part of the Stradbroke Island. In that year a storm separated it from South Stradbroke Island, forming the Jumpinpin Channel. It is known colloquially as Straddie.


The island is about 38 km long and 11 km wide. North Stradbroke Island is the second largest sand island in the world.[1] North Stradbroke, South Stradbroke and Moreton Island act as a barrier to Moreton Bay.


The permanent population the island is around 2000 but the number of people on the island swells significantly during the holiday season. The island is only accessible by vehicular or passenger ferries leaving from Cleveland.


There are three townships on the island. Dunwich is the largest and has most of the island's services including a school, medical centre, local museum and university marine research station. Point Lookout (referred to locally as 'the point') is on the surf side of the island and is the major tourist destination in the holiday season. The third is Amity Point which is much smaller and a popular fishing spot on the island. Flinders Beach is a small settlement of mostly holiday houses located on the main beach between Amity and Point Lookout.


The two largest freshwater lakes on the island are Brown Lake and Blue Lake.



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Taken on September 6, 2009