Scotts Point in Woody Point is a rocky outcrop along the eastern shores of the Redcliffe Peninsula, with a park high on the tops of the point and another down close to the level of the water.
Scotts Point is generally locally known to be at the Scotts Point Bathing Pavilion at the far southern end of Margate Beach with the fish and chip shop across the road. This is where most go with a parking area next to the pavilion and parking along the street towards the north of it.
Scotts Point Progress Park is just to the south with a path leading along the foreshore and along the road up the hill. The point is further south from the park but it is occupied by residential properties. Parking is along the street next to the park.
At the pavilion, there are sheltered picnic tables and free BBQs. Shady trees offer some lovely spots to picnic from with the beach immediately in front. The fish and chip shop across the road makes for an effortless picnic lunch or snack while admiring the view across Moreton Bay. A water fountain is available at the park.
Scotts Point Progress Park is often less crowded, sometimes occupied by people clearly looking for a quieter spot to relax at. It too has picnic tables and free BBQs. From its higher position, it has a different view across Moreton Bay towards Moreton Island.
There are no toilets at Scotts Point Progress Park, although there is a path down to the pavilion not too far away. If disabled access is required, then the park area near the pavilion may be more suitable. There is no water fountain but there is a tap near the BBQs with drinkable water.
A walking and bike path heads north from Scotts Point, passing through Margate Beach, Suttons Beach and the Settlement Cove
To get there:
Coming from north of Brisbane along the Bruce Hwy, follow the signs to Redcliffe. A brown sign to Redcliffe is at the approach to Deception Bay Rd (exit 142). Follow Deception Bay Rd for 7.7km, and turn left into Anzac Ave. Continue straight following Anzac Ave for another 6.6km, turning right onto Oxley Ave towards Margate. Follow Oxley Ave for 2.3km and turn left into King St with a brown sign for Scotts Point shortly before in the middle of the road. Follow King St to the end for 400m. The Scotts Point Bathing Pavilion is almost opposite to the left, with the parking area entrance beside it, or turn right onto Whytecliffe Parade with Scotts Point Progress Park 150m up the hill.
Coming from the south, there are two points to enter Redcliffe. The Deagon Deviation is accessed from the Gateway Motorway (exit 120A). Follow the Deagon Deviation for 6.1km, and cross over the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge, another 2.9km. At the end of the bridge, follow to the right from the 2 right lanes off the bridge onto Hornibrook Esp. Continue for along Hornibrook Esp for 3.5km, becoming Oxley Ave on a bend to the left. Turn right into King St with a brown sign for Scotts Point shortly before in the middle of the road. Follow King St to the end for 400m. The Scotts Point Bathing Pavilion is almost opposite to the left, with the parking area entrance beside it, or turn right onto Whytecliffe Parade with Scotts Point Progress Park 150m up the hill. (NOTE: The Deagon Deviation is no longer accessed from the two right-hand lanes. This has changed and Exit 120A from the left lane is now used).
Coming from the south, you can also head up the Bruce Hwy from along Gympie Rd. If you miss the Deagon Deviation exit, you will eventually come to this exit also. Take the exit to Anzac Ave (exit 133), and keep to the right lane to go under the overpass and loop back to Anzac Ave, turning left towards Redcliffe. Drive for 4.8kms and turn right to continue along Anzac Ave. Continue straight following Anzac Ave for another 6.6km,