The Redcliffe Peninsula in the Moreton Bay Region comes up trumps for having the best foreshore North Brisbane bike paths in southeast Queensland, along The Moreton Bay Cycleway. From Scarborough Beach to the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge at Clontarf, recreational cyclists can pump their legs along 11kms of shared paths.
The 22km return cycling Brisbane North-side trip with total beach frontage can be an uninterrupted non-stop ride, or include stops for photos, coffee and lunch.
An ideal starting point for this cycling Brisbane North adventure is the car park at Scarborough Beach (near Pirate Park); from there it’s a leisurely ride to the Redcliffe Jetty (3kms). Here you will face your first challenge – to stop, or not to stop for a cappuccino at one of the excellent cafes along Redcliffe Parade. If you're cycling past on a Sunday take note that the Redcliffe Jetty markets are held every Sunday from 8am along Redcliffe Parade. Please be courteous and hop off and walk your bike through the markets (plus this way you can browse some of the stalls too!).
Pedal on along the picturesque foreshore North Brisbane bike paths winding flow as it snakes its way past the popular Settlement Cove Lagoon. Toilets are handily placed here, as are others along the cycling Brisbane North bikeway route.
Keep the pedal power energy going to the Gayundah Wreck’s, Scotts Point, beneath the cliffs of Moreton Bay Region’s Woody Point (3 kms). Phones or cameras are a must for exceptional photo opportunities of surf thrashing through the rusted hull of a once proud Navy warship, sadly wrecked in the 19th century.
Next stop is Woody Point Jetty (1.5 km). For history buffs, the storyboards at Jetty Square will transport you back through time with the fascinating milestones of the original structure built in 1888.
This North Brisbane bike paths journey takes you past Crockatt Park with its unique long flying fox and Pelican Park famous for all year kite flying (Redcliffe Kitefest); playgrounds, boat ramp and “Pelicans”!
The final outbound stop is the fishing platform at the northern end of the Ted Smout Bridge (3.5kms). Take time out to chat with the fishermen and learn the secrets of their daily catch.
You will be hard-pressed to ignore the alluring aromas wafting from the fish and chip cafes and hotels all offering million dollar views with affordable meals along the return cycling Brisbane North-side trip back – here in Moreton Bay Region’s Redcliffe precinct, the world is literally your oyster!
A selfie (or, landscape shot) is a must at Scarborough Beach with the stately 100 year old pines in the background. This photographic memento will prompt you to return to the Redcliffe Peninsula once more, to again enjoy the safe, family friendly bike-paths complemented with stunning uninterrupted ocean views of the Moreton Bay Region.
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