365 Places: Sandgate

Another post about a great place in SE Qld – Sandgate. Follow http://www.geokult-travel.com to keep up with all the latest travel articles.

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Day 27: Sandgate, Queensland, Australia

Upper Esplanade and bay views, Sandgate, ca. 1907 Image Credit: pictureqld.slq.qld.gov.au/ Upper Esplanade and bay views, Sandgate, ca. 1907
Image Credit: pictureqld.slq.qld.gov.au/

If you happened to be standing at Woody Point on the Redcliffe Peninsula and looking back at Brisbane, chances are you would be looking at Sandgate.

Sandgate is a suburb of Briabane, located about 16 kilometres from the CBD. It is a popular place for Brisbanites to go for a Sunday drive, perhaps to enjoy some fish and chips in the park overlooking Moreton Bay. Its beach is not very popular with swimmers as there are a lot of mangroves and the sand is quite silty. Also, I have always been a bit frightened to swim there anyway, due to a story my mother told me about her childhood; that there were many sharks prowling the shallow calm waters of the bay.

What is beautiful about Sandgate and the surrounding suburbs, is that they…

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