Sunshine, fresh sea air, and plenty of room to move and play.
Suttons Beach is a popular weekend destination with ample grass areas for picnics, multiple playgrounds, clear signage, scenic pathways, BBQs, and accessible pathway and toilet facilities.
Accessible beach mats are installed near the Suttons Beach Rotunda, which provide an accessible and stable pathway over the sand. They have been shown to improve access onto the beach for
- People using mobility devices (e.g., wheelchairs, walking frames etc.)
- People with chronic health conditions (e.g., arthritis)
- Families pushing prams or carts
Please note that while the beach mats are available 24/7 and are maintained on a regular basis, they may have sand on top of them due to strong winds or weather events. The mats may also be removed because of adverse coastal conditions.
Located just a 40-minute drive north of Brisbane City, there is free parking available along Marine Parade, with a wheelchair-accessible ramp down to the beachside area from Pavilion Park.
Alternatively, you can access the lower carpark via the roundabout (intersection of Marine Parade and Macdonnell Road). Here you will find additional, accessible parking bays.
There are also affordable public transport options available with Hornibrook and Kangaroo bus lines, and nearby Sandgate train station with regular connecting bus services.
Seaside rotunda, views and fresh seafood
There’s lots to see and do at Suttons Beach. Located in front of The Pavilion restaurant and takeaway is a sheltered rotunda with ramp access. This is surrounded by spacious brick and concrete pathways and stretches of green grass, with amazing views of the Scarborough waterfront.
The Moreton Bay Region is well-known for its fresh seafood, so why not grab some hot fish and chips and enjoy in one of the shaded picnic areas, or take a stroll to nearby dining precincts. It’s all about choice and moving at your own pace here at Suttons Beach.
There is an accessible pathway and bike path running along the coastline of the peninsula, which is a fantastic way to take in the beauty of this piece of paradise. This smooth, shared path is suitable for wheelchairs and walkers.
Special events, entertainment and family fun
Suttons Beach is home to many fun family events on the Redcliffe Peninsula. Looking for an egg-cellent time? Every Easter Good Friday, Suttons Beach comes alive with colourful marquees, rides, entertainment and stalls for the annual Redcliffe Festival of Sails.
Nearby venues/Food & drink:
Suttons Beach Pavilion restaurant and bar is a must-see when visiting Suttons Beach. The iconic, art deco building is located behind the beachside rotunda. Head here for fresh seafood and takeaway. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drink options are also available.
A short stroll in either direction from Suttons Beach leads to a number of fish and chip shops, cafés, restaurants and boutique stores. Grab an ice cream and explore the arcades and hidden treasures in the alleyways.
- Concrete pathways
- Grass and plants in surrounding gardens
- Sandy beach with calm water for swimming and splashing
- Playgrounds with hard and soft textures
- Polyester accessible beach matting
- Water views of Moreton Bay
- Boats, jet skis, windsurfing, and other water sports
- Birds, small native animals, marine life
- Sounds of the ocean: moving water, waves, and gentle lapping against the shore
- Bird calls, including shorebirds and water birds such as seagulls and pelicans
NOTE: Some of the parks, grassed areas, and beaches along the Redcliffe Peninsula Foreshore are used as venues for local events and festivals throughout the year. This includes the Festival of Sails, Christmas Carols, and Moreton Bay Food and Wine Festival. Please take note of the Moreton Bay Region Calendar of Events when planning your trip, as it may affect carpark availability, pedestrian traffic, and increase noise levels for those sensitive to sound and/or crowds.