Blue Point is a compact surf spot with 20X10m outside the cave – 30X30 inside. And it’s not just tide affecting size – near the end of a particularly stormy wet season; wave attack had stripped ALL SAND.
As the tide rises, surfers can go swim over the reef outside. The area is not a waste of time at fuller tides – shin-deep water over the beach for great wading. and deeper swimming outside. Usually good for kids – the outer reef tends to diminish the power of incoming swell, so benign wavelets at the norm at/near the cave. Low tide is great for exploring adjacent reef top and pools etc. for fossickers. Reef booties recommended/also good for the coral debris on cave beach.
The unfit and movement-impaired will find steps to/from cave underwhelming. Plenty of online tide chart printed and put up in nearby warungs to help surfers know times. Note tide size varies – most extreme full moon and no moon. Low tide gets later by abt 1 hour daily. Surfer groupies can check for famous faces: the cave is the only easy way to access the outside surfing reef. If you fancy a surf, boards etc. can be rented from most warungs. The broken waves between the reef break and cave are good for neophytes – the reef only for the very experienced.