Baxters Jetty

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FreeFlushing ToiletsRubbish BinsPicnic TablesWater FountainWheelchair AccessibleNo PetsNo Playground
Jetty with fishermen, path along foreshore, taken at Baxters Jetty in Shorncliffe
Pelican in flight over water, flock of seagulls on the water in the background, taken from Baxters Jetty in Shorncliffe

If you are visiting Shorncliffe and your fishing gear is handy, you might want to try a spot of fishing at Baxter’s Jetty. Built to replace the original dilapidated Baxter’s Jetty, the jetty today dates back to 1920 and is still a popular spot for both the local and visiting fisherman.

The jetty is named after a local fisherman John Baxter who supplied Shorncliffe and surrounds with his oysters in a bygone era and ran Baxter’s Oyster Saloon. John Baxter drowned at the original jetty in 1897, then called Corporation Jetty. Corporation Jetty was built in the 1880s and became commonly known as Baxter’s Jetty after Baxter drowned.

Park next to the water with a large tree above a picnic table, at Baxters Jetty in Shorncliffe

If you are looking for a beautiful way to spend a few hours or longer then Baxter’s Jetty is definitely in the perfect area. Fish and chips are available nearby and picnics or simply relaxation can be enjoyed at nearby Frank Doyle Park or along the bank of Cabbage Tree Creek.

Strolling south of Baxter’s jetty along the bank of Cabbage Tree Creek you can enjoy swimming, exploring the shore, and trees along the bank. Pelicans and other water birds populate this the area making it a great spot for bird and photography enthusiasts.

Walking North of Baxter’s Jetty you can make your way around by the shore eventually to Moora Park and Shorncliffe Pier Brown Sign link in Bramble Bay. This walk seems popular for all ages and also for those with dogs.

Walking track along the shoreline, north of Baxters Jetty in Shorncliffe

Walking on the waterline north of Baxter’s Jetty is an alternative view under the cliff face of the point of Shorncliffe. Climbing and exploring the shoreline is fun for everyone. The cliffs cast a shadow in the afternoon, nice on hot summer days but can be a little cool in the chilly months.

If fishing from the jetty isn’t your thing, a boat ramp is near Baxters Jetty to launch your watercraft into Cabbage Tree Creek.

To get there:

Brown sign for Baxters Jetty, blue sign with symbols for toilets, shaded picnic table, boat ramp

Coming from Redcliffe, turn left into Beaconsfield Tce at the end of the bridge. Follow Beaconsfield Tce 3.3km to the end and turn left into Brighton Rd. Follow Brighton Rd through the main street of Sandgate to a large roundabout. Take the third exit from the roundabout, then turn left into Rainbow St at the traffic lights. Follow Rainbow St to the end for 1.8km, becoming Friday St on the way. Turn left onto Allpass Parade and follow for 300m with the entrance to Baxters Jetty on the right with a brown sign.

Heading north on the Bruce Hwy, take the Depot Road exit (120B) and turn left at Depot Rd. Follow Depot Rd for 1.7km to a roundabout. Take the third exit onto Rainbow street towards Sandgate and follow to the end for 2.4km, becoming Friday St on the way. Turn left onto Allpass Parade and follow for 300m with the entrance to Baxters Jetty on the right with a brown sign.

Heading south on the Bruce Hwy, take the Bracken Ridge Rd exit (123) and at the roundabout turn right towards Sandgate. Cross over the bridge and veer left towards Brisbane. Keep to the left to continue towards Sandgate and Depot Rd. At the lights, turn left onto Depot Rd. Follow Depot Rd for 900m to a roundabout. Take the third exit onto Rainbow street towards Sandgate and follow to the end for 2.4km, becoming Friday St on the way. Turn left onto Allpass Parade and follow for 300m with the entrance to Baxters Jetty on the right with a brown sign.

Heading north on Sandgate Road, turn right onto Depot Rd towards Sandgate. Follow Depot Rd for 900m to a roundabout. Take the third exit onto Rainbow street towards Sandgate and follow to the end for 2.4km, becoming Friday St on the way. Turn left onto Allpass Parade and follow for 300m with the entrance to Baxters Jetty on the right with a brown sign.

Cost: Free

Hours: Anytime

Toilets: Yes

Bins: Yes

Tables: Yes

Seating: Yes

Water: Yes

Food: Yes, cafe across from the upper section of Moora Park

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Pets: No

BBQ: Yes

Playground: Yes

Cost:Free

Hours:Anytime

Toilets:Flushing Toilets

Bins:Bins

Tables/Seating:Picnic Tables

Water:Drinking Fountain

Wheelchair accessible:Yes

Pets:No

Playground:No


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