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Woorim Beach, Bribie Island

Woorim Beach at Bribie Island offers accessible beach matting and wheelchairs so you can get your feet sandy and look out across the beautiful waters of Moreton Bay.

Start your beach adventure by parking in the large carpark near the Bribie Island Surf Lifesaving Club (opposite Lions Park).

Here, you will find a toilet block with accessible facilities, water fountains, and plenty of shaded picnic tables and bench seats with beach views at Bluey Piva Park.

Two beach wheelchairs are available for free hire from the Bribie Island Surf Lifesaving Club. These help users to travel across the sand and can be immersed in water.

Beach access (Access Point 12) is well-signed, with minimal gradients and clear transport routes between the various buildings and facilities.

The blue-coloured matting allows people who use wheelchairs, motor scooters, walking frames or prams to access the beach and water. It runs from Bluey Piva Park (next to the Surf Club) down onto a patrolled beach with red and yellow flags and a surf lifesaving tower.

An accessible pathway of continuous, sealed concrete extends from the Surf Club right along the foreshore to Edwin Schrag Lookout (approximately 750 metres).

Woorim beach at Bribie Island has accessible beach matting
Woorim beach at Bribie Island has accessible beach matting

How can I hire a beach wheelchair at Woorim?

Beach wheelchairs can be booked for free through the Bribie Island Surf Lifesaving Club on weekends and public holidays. These are available during the Council’s trial of the Accessible Beaches Initiative, until May 2020.

To arrange hire of a beach wheelchair, contact the Bribie Island Surf Lifesaving Club via email bribiesc@bigpond.com. For the National Relay Service, phone 1800 555 660. You’ll need to complete and sign a copy of the Beach Wheelchair Hire Agreement (https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/files/assets/public/services/community-support/woorim-beach-wheelchair-hire-agreement.pdf) and hand it over to a surf club representative before using a beach wheelchair.

Bribie Island SLSC have requested that people make bookings via email only and that they book at least one week in advance.

Nearby venues/Food & drink:

You can pack your own picnic and enjoy in the parks and seating areas along the foreshore, or meet with family and friends at a comfortable seaside venue.

There are a number of food and drink options along North Street at Woorim, including Bribie Island Surf Club, The Blue Pacific Hotel, Mojo’s on North, Mokha Café, and IGA Woorim Street.

Facilities:

  • Accessible parking at most locations
  • Accessible toilets at most locations
  • Picnic tables
  • Benches
  • Tables and chairs
  • BBQs
  • Playgrounds
  • Grassed area
  • Toilet block with accessible facilities (Bluey Piva Park)
  • Entry point to Beach Access 12 with accessible beach matting (Bluey Piva Park)
Woorim Beach is patrolled by Surf Lifesavers, remember to enjoy the water in between the flags
Woorim Beach is patrolled by Surf Lifesavers, remember to enjoy the water in between the flags

Sensory Considerations

Tactile:

  • Sandy beaches
  • Rubber matting path
  • Water and waves
  • Grassed picnic areas

Visual:

  • Sandy beaches with blue water
  • Boats, jet skis and other water sports
  • Native plants and trees (mangroves, banksias, eucalypt trees)
  • Wildlife such as shorebirds and lizards. Kangaroos and wallabies can often be seen venturing from the national park to surrounding suburbs

Auditory:

  • Sounds of the ocean (waves, moving water)
  • Bird calls, including shorebirds and waterbirds

NOTE: Some of the grassy areas around Woorim are classified as bookable areas through Council. These may be used for sporting or recreational events and occasions. This could increase pedestrian traffic and affect parking availability.

Woorim Accessible Patrolled Beach from the Surf Life Saving tower
Woorim Accessible Patrolled Beach from the Surf Life Saving tower

Address:

Corner North Street and, First Ave, Woorim QLD 4507

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