Where are Brisbane beaches? Don’t worry, we hear you. Just because the capital of Queensland isn’t right on the coast like other Australian cities doesn’t mean it doesn’t have accessible, stunning beaches. Queensland is the sunshine state after all! Whether you are in search of a peaceful relaxation spot or a bustling beach atmosphere with fun activities, we got you covered. Here are the top 4 Brisbane beaches that will make you want the summer to last forever.

Sutton Beach

If you are looking for a perfect match of a sandy beach, calm water, amazing scenery and serene vibe, Sutton Beach is a place for you. Come and soak up the sun in a beach paradise while enjoying the sound of ocean waves and birds chirping. The water is calm so it is ideal for swimming, even for the non-confident swimmers. Plenty of greenery will allow you to relax in the shade while preparing a picnic with your family. There are free barbecues so you only have to bring groceries and good will! Don’t worry that your children will get bored, because there is a cool playground that promises fun for the little ones.

Woorim Beach

Woorim Beach, the closest surfing point north of the city and one of the most popular Brisbane beaches, is a must-see for all watersport enthusiasts. With rolling waves crashing along the shore, this is a favorite place among surfers. If you are a beginner, don’t feel discouraged, because there is a surfing school that can give you guidance. On the other, due to the larger waves, swimming is not recommended. This place is also family-friendly with lots of picnic areas, barbeque spots, children’s playground and even a skate park nearby.

Currumbin Beach

Okay, it’s a bit out of Brisbane, but this picturesque beach on the Gold Coast with a friendly vibe and plenty of things to do will amaze you from the moment you step into it. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and located right beside the iconic Elephants Rock, Currumbin beach is a paradise on Earth. The best time to visit is September when the popular Swell Sculpture Festival holds. For all water sports enthusiasts who want to have some fun, this is a place to be. Surfing, windsurfing, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding, it is up to you. This beach has it all, including cozy beach bars and restaurants. Don’t forget to prepare your camera because there are magnificent views ready to be captured!

Nudgee Beach

A small beach surrounded by beautiful Boondall Wetlands Reserve is especially popular among travelers with four-legged friends. Soft sand in combination with calm water makes a perfect place for playing water fetch or splashing in the ocean.  Apart from being a dog-friendly area, this little beach will surely appeal to all nature lovers as well as fishermen and those seeking a true relaxation. So, bring your best friend, his playing equipment and be ready to meet many new friends!

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