Location: Redcliffe beach, Redcliffe in Queensland Australia
Size: This particular beach vis about 1km long, but Redcliffe as a suburb has 20km of coastline
Type of beach: Redcliffe beach is a sandy, with coarse sand.
Shade: There is shade at the end of the day on Redcliffe beach when the shadows from the trees come over the beach.
Water: The water is crystal clear, however when I was there there were a lot of bluebottles washed up on the shore, so you might want to be careful if planning to swim.
Features: The beach has a pier coming off it, which people like to promenade along and also it can be used to access the boats mooring offshore and to fish off. There is also a coastal path that goes right along the foreshore, which attracts runners and walkers. This beach is right in the town, if you are staying in Redcliffe it is easy to access everything within walking distance, plus every Sunday morning there is an outdoor market.
Lifeguards: No, the beach isn’t patrolled, I don’t think that people really swim there. There is a water park called Settlement Cove close by which is patrolled according to the Redcliffe tourist information.
Facilities: Opposite Redcliffe beach are free public toilets, a car park (free for 2 hours), shops, cafes and restaurants. The tourist information and bus stops are also right at the beach making access very easy.
Suitable for: Walkers, it is not really a beach you go and lie on, although I am sure that people do, but if walking along the sea shore taking the sea air is your thing then it is perfect. Families with children as it is a very calm beach, even in very windy conditions the water wasn’t that rough. There were a lot of families with young children building sandcastles and having picnics, due to the location and accessability.
Overall: Redcilffe as a location for a holiday is very easy with everything in walking distance and a beach that is great for families. The beach is not one I would swim at in summer due to the bluebottles, but they are seasonal (summer visitors) due to onshore winds. But there is the nearby Settlement Bay if you want to swim. For the location to facilities this is a beach you can’t beat.