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Top 5 Best Beaches In and Around Brisbane – Sun-Soaked Fun in the Sand Awaits!

Planning a holiday to Brisbane which includes spending lots of time at the beach? Here are some of the top beachside getaways in and near the city where you can enjoy some barefoot relaxation with that heavenly feeling of sand between your toes!


Streets Beach

Starting things off is a beach that can be found right in the city itself. Wondering how that can be? The answer is quite simple; the free to access Streets Beach is an artificial creation (the sand is very much real though!) and lies nestled beside an idyllic lagoon. It is located in the South Bank area, within a 10-minute drive from properties like The Milton Brisbane and has lifeguards patrolling it through the year. Featuring tropical greenery, this urban sanctuary is next to two other attractions, the Boat Pool and a water-based play area called Aquativity.


Nudgee Beach

Nudgee Beach is one of the nearest beaches to the Central Business District (CBD) and is worth a visit too; it's around a half an hour drive away and within easy reach for those staying at a Milton hotel. Brisbane getaways to this shoreline are particularly popular with pet owners since it is a dog-friendly beach which is great if you would like to do some dog watching! Apart from soaking up the sun or enjoying a relaxing walk, you can also engage in a spot of birdwatching since the area is bordered by wetlands.


Suttons Beach

Located in Redcliffe, Suttons Beach is around a 40-minute drive from the city and is a popular shoreline for those visiting the Moreton Bay Region. This is another patrolled beach with relatively gentle waves so you can look forward to some safe swimming, while the waters are ideal for little ones to paddle in as well. What's more, there are areas for BBQs and picnics and a playground for kids. Close to the beach is the Settlement Cove Lagoon, an artificial lagoon where the kids can have lots of fun too.


Scarborough Beach

Another coastal hotspot in the Moreton Bay Region, Scarborough Beach lies approximately 45 minutes from the CBD. When it comes to excursions in Brisbane, one can plan a trip to this beach where there are some excellent conditions for swimming too. It makes an ideal spot for activities like fishing, kayaking and sailing as well. Amongst the highlights here is the Scarborough Beach Park which the kids are bound to love; it features two playgrounds, namely Pirate Place and Railway Place with various themed play structures and equipment as well.


Colmslie Beach Reserve

This beach is situated beside the Brisbane River and is just nine kilometres from the city; this makes it an ideal choice for those looking for beaches in Brisbane and it has an off-leash dog park as well. You can enjoy a lazy day lying in the sand, building sandcastles with the family or having a picnic too. Apart from playing in the sand, kids are sure to love the playground here with its obstacle bridge and other equipment. Additionally, there are areas for BBQs, bike tracks and space for playing sports like football or cricket.

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