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Apex Park

Located across the road from Captain Cook Parade Park and the Deception Bay Foreshore, Apex Park includes play equipment set in a sandpit, picnic shelters, BBQs, and accessible toilets.

The central play area is surrounded by flat, green lawns and towering trees. There are multiple picnic shelters to accommodate groups, as well as free-standing tables and chairs dotted around the tranquil park. With plenty of shade and a backdrop of lush gardens and nearby ocean sounds, this is a perfect spot to set up a picnic and take in the natural environment.

Getting here

Access to Apex Park and its picnic and recreation amenities is made easy. The park is clearly signed, and located along the main road (Captain Cook Parade). Some road parking is available. There is also a large carpark with accessible spots located across the road at Captain Cook Parade Park.

Continuous, concrete pathways allow wheelchairs and walkers to navigate from the car parking area to the undercover BBQs and tables and chairs. There is a clear line of vision from the various seating areas to the main road as well as the playground.

Both Apex Park and Captain Cook Parade Park are located at the northern end of the Deception Bay Foreshore Accessible Pathway. This connects to a number of parks and rest stops all the way to Boama Park in the south.

Off-leash dog beach

If you need space for your furry friend to run around and play, an off-leash dog beach with soft sand, shallow water and mangroves is located directly across the road at Captain Cook Parade Park. The beach is accessible via a concrete ramp with rails, which leads off the main carpark area. There are also dog waste bags and a tap with water fountain.

Nearby venues/Food & drink:

There are some shops and cafés a few minutes’ drive away at Bayview Terrace, including Zesty Lemon Café and Mermaids by the Bay.


  • Playground with equipment (unfenced)
  • Accessible toilets
  • Picnic shelters
  • Tables and chairs
  • BBQs
  • Rubbish bins

Sensory Considerations


  • Playground with sand floor
  • Chip bark garden beds, grass, trees and plants
  • Concrete pathways


  • Apex Park and the adjoining Foreshore Accessible Pathway offers plenty of fresh air and views of Deception Bay (including open water, mudflats, sand, and mangroves)
  • Sit back, relax, and spot some of the local wildlife, such as water birds and migratory waders
  • Listen to the distant waves, moving water, birds, and other wildlife. There is some traffic noise, as Apex Park is located on a main road (Captain Cook Parade).


FIND OUT MORE: Discover the Deception Bay Heritage Trail for audio narration, historical photos, an interactive map, additional stops and more. Visit


47 Captain Cook Parade, Deception Bay

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