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Beachmere Weekender Road Trip

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by T. A. Rose (subscribe)
Living in Brisbane Australia, I freelance write to express myself and discover new things...my interests include photography, reviewing and editing.
Published August 2nd 2020
I visited Beachmere last weekend out of sheer curiosity. I had never been to this little seaside village before, yet departed satisfied and impressed by the laidback town with ocean views and delicious gourmet ice-cream on offer. I drove in with a friend from the Bribie Island access road and the turn-off for Beachmere is very close to the Bruce Highway exit. However, there is still about fifteen minutes of driving until reaching the shores of Beachmere.

Beach afternoon Bribie Queensland Island
Beachmere mud flats and ocean view, taken 01-08-2020.


It's a fantastic place for a hike. There are nice trees, including a large fruit-bearing coconut tree and numerous parks and seaside access points. However, just to confirm, there is not really white sand there, it's actually muddy sand because it's very near the mouth of the Caboolture River. It reminded me of Sandgate to a certain extent with different views involved.

Beach afternoon Queensland Island
View to Redcliffe and Moreton Island, taken at Beachmere 01-08-2020.


The streets look very pleasant and safe and I walked through to stumble across this delightful ice cream shop. My friend and I both ordered double scoop ice cream and the very friendly store manager asked me why I had ordered liquorice flavoured ice cream; she remarked on its popularity on such a dry cold weekend to which I responded by stating I thought it was more filling than a sorbet. It's great that they have such a range of flavours and that experience added to my good impression of Beachmere. In fact, winter is a great time to visit because it's very dry clear weather for accessing the village and enhanced the seaside viewing. The town is also accessible via train to Caboolture and bus connection. It is well worth visiting for a few hours, especially for the surprisingly good food and views on offer.

Beach Seagulls afternoon Queensland Bribie Island
Seagulls in Beachmere mud flats, taken 01-08-2020.
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Why? To visit somewhere unique and interesting within an afternoon's drive from Brisbane.
When: Winter to Spring 2020
Where: Brisbane to Beachmere, Queensland.
Cost: Less than fifty dollars for transportation and basic food and drink for two to four people.
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