Red Beach is a dog friendly beach at the bottom end of Bribie Island, it is one of the lesser known beaches sitting hidden from the main traffic roads.
To the north is Buckley’s Hole and Bongaree, often chosen for the calmer water and beaches. To the east is Woody Bay and around the point to Woorim, chosen for the surf beach.
In spite of Red Beach not being known as much as Bongaree or the Woorim Surf Beach , we found a lot of people were there without being too busy.
There are several tracks from the parking area leading to the beach. Most of the tracks prohibit dogs, with the track nearest to the entry leading to the beach where the dog section begins.
Most of Red Beach is off-leash for dogs. Dogs cannot go from Red Beach to Buckley’s Hole , where the area is protected for shoreline birds. In the other direction, however, there is around 5km or more of beach you can take your pooch along off the leash. Without a dog, you can walk all the way from Bongaree to Woorim Surf Beach .
Some sections of the beach may become narrow and difficult to get passed the trees and wood debris. Walking at low tide makes it easier, especially when you can walk on the harder compacted sand instead of the soft dry sand above the tide mark.
The water was pleasant to swim in with some gentle waves to move you around a little, an enjoyable swim for the kids
To get there:
On the Bruce Hwy north of Brisbane, take the exit to Bribie Island (exit 152). If heading north, after taking the exit, continue straight ahead under the overpass then immediately left to head to Bribie Island. If heading south, after taking the exit, continue straight ahead under the overpass. The exit follows along the highway for about 1km. Keep to the left to head to Bribie Island. Follow along Bribie Island Rd for 18km to the bridge across to Bribie Island. Continue over the bridge and at the roundabout go right around to head back towards the bridge (forth exit). Get into the left lane and turn left into Welsby Pde with a brown sign for Bongaree. Follow Welsby Pde for 3.2km, which becomes Toorbul St. At the roundabout, go straight ahead with the brown sign for Red Beach into Spowers St. After 200m, turn right into Gregory St, then at the end turn left into Tully St. Follow Tully St for 350m and turn right into the access track towards Red Beach. The parking area is about 500m in along the access track.
Wheelchair accessible: No
Pets: Yes, off leash dog beach section