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At Margate Parade yet another pristine beach awaits you on the Redcliffe Peninsula. The pristine golden sand and sheltered waters make this area a favourite dipping spot for families with young children. So, pack the family, or friends into the car and visit Margate Beach.
Margate, Redcliffe boasts the longest mainland stretches of sand beach together with a trendy 2 km redeveloped timber boardwalk. The location of the boardwalk next to the beach makes it ideal for walkers, cyclists and little people on scooters.
To the northern end of the beach sits the quaint Scotts Point swimming pavilion built-in 1937 which gives an insight into the popular beach life of a bygone era.
Adding to the pleasant ambience are the many ancient Norfolk Pines that line the Esplanade along Margate, Redcliffe. These serve to remind us of the first settlers on the Redcliffe Peninsula who had the forethought to plant seedlings more than 150 years ago. The shade provided by the canopy of the huge branches provides prevention from sunburn in the summer months.
While the style of costumes (aka togs/swimmers) may have changed over the years the enjoyment levels of splashing around in the clean, calm, safe water remains as high in this decade as in the 1930s!
Margate Beach is very well-equipped with quality BBQ facilities making it one of the ideal barbequing beaches in Redcliffe for a get-together. Pack sausages, onions and bread, fill your esky full of cold drinks and bring your friends, or family down for a day out in the sun.
You’ll have plenty of time to relax while lunch is sizzling away on one of the many the barbecues/picnic areas along the Esplanade. Sit back and enjoy the delicious aromas, the looks of envy from passers-by and absorb the picturesque views of Moreton Island and Moreton Bay as you gaze out over sandy Margate Beach.
Of course the calorie conscious and energetic souls can bypass the barbequing and instead try out the newly installed fitness equipment on the beachfront which is calling out to be put through its paces.
If you’re not in the mood for a full-on workout then a walk along this 2 kilometer beach is highly recommended instead. A stroll along the shore on a calm day is a must as turtles can be spotted in the pristine water and the regular windsurfers at Scotts Point will be sure to capture your attention with their daredevil manoeuvres.
Margate Village is just one street back from the beach in Oxley Avenue which is very handy indeed if you’ve left the sausages, or the sunscreen at home. This modern centre offers a variety of retail shops, plus a food court.
If fitness equipment and/or barbequing isn’t your thing for a beachy day out, then a walk along Margate Parade to one of the excellent fish and chips shops may be right up your alley.
Margate Beach is one of the few locations close to Brisbane ideal for all ages splashing around as it is not majorly affected by tides. Whether you’re planning to visit Moreton Bay Region from Brisbane, or the Sunshine Coast, don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of the best beaches in Redcliffe.
Drive onto the Bruce Highway (M1) and follow the Deagon Deviation over the Hornibrook Bridge. Take a left turn up Victoria Avenue to reach the heart of Redcliffe. This trip from Brisbane takes about 35 minutes.
Get onto the M1 (Bruce Highway) and take the Deception Bay Road exit. Then continue straight through the roundabout onto Anzac Avenue to reach Redcliffe. This trip takes around an hour. Beach Facilities at Margate Redcliffe: