The Brisbane Bayside has an abundance of picturesque waterfront walks that you simply can’t miss out on. Stretching from Manly all the way down to Victoria Point, there is a fun bay walk for everyone.

So, if you find that you’re struggling to decide what to do this weekend, here are the ‘Best Brisbane Bayside’ walks you can visit!

Wynnum and Manly Foreshore

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Whether you start from Manly and walk to Wynnum, or vice versa, this scenic walk is one of Brisbane’s greatest treasures. Starting from Manly, your best bet is to try and park near the Esplanade for good access and also free parking. The round trip is approximately a 5km walk where you can take in incredible waterfront sceneries and luscious green parks with plenty of great facilities for your fun day out. Whether you visit when the tide is high or low, this Bayside destination is one of the best around. As the walk is generally out in the sun, I’d recommend bringing some sunscreen, a hat and some money to treat yourself to an ice-cream on the way back.

Also, if you plan accordingly, you might bump into the Village Farmers Markets which run on the first and third Saturday of every month!

Wellington Point to King Island


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The Wellington Point Reserve to King Island walk is a definite box to tick off your bucket list. The 2km round trip is suitable for all ages, particularly children as the sand path is surrounded by plenty of marine life such as mud crabs and shells. Some helpful tips if this sounds like the walk for you are to remember to apply plenty of sunscreen and wear some comfortable and appropriate shoes such as thongs. Most importantly, be sure to check the tide times and plan your walk accordingly, otherwise you’ll have to swim back!

There are also plenty of facilities available for use after your long days walk. These include: BBQ’s, toilets, kids playgrounds, climbing trees, park benches, and a restaurant and takeaway shop which sell delicious fish and chips.

Cleveland Point 

Depending on how long a walk you’d prefer, I’d recommend parking your car up around The Courthouse Restaurant, located on 1 Paxton St Cleveland to get the most out of your walk! From here, you can make your way along Shore St North for approximately 1.3km until you reach the recreation reserve. This beautiful walk boasts many scenic views such as Peel Island and North Stradbroke Island in the distance, and the historic Cleveland Lighthouse which was built in 1864. With plenty of facilities available, there’s no wonder locals and Brisbane City visitors love exploring Cleveland Point.

So pack your walking shoes as this 2.6km return walk is perfect for anyone and everyone with easy walking accessibility and fresh sea breezes. 

Victoria Point

The Victoria Point Beach Front Walk starts at the corner of Point O’Halloran Road and Orana Esplanade. From the beginning of this walk, there is always a nice breeze to cool you down, especially in those hot summer days. The 5km return walk has a real open feel to it with views of the Port of Brisbane, spacious green parklands, and Coochiemudlo Island. This walk is definitely a hidden gem of the Redlands, so if you’re looking for a peaceful and scenic atmosphere, this is the one for you!

Whether you’ve got kids, a partner, dog, or just want to head out for a walk on your own, these bayside destinations are perfect for everyone. 

 Main image used with permission: @brisbanegirlsabroad

Hanan Dervisevic

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