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Published February 22nd 2014
A playground with a view
Cleveland Point Park
Cleveland Point Park is a picturesque family park with 270° ocean views. It's located at the end of Shore Street North in Cleveland on the South-East side of Brisbane, and is definitely worth checking out. The road that takes you to Cleveland Point loops around the whole park so you don't even have to stop the car to enjoy the views. Although I highly recommend that you do. Recently upgraded, this park has lots to offer.
Stunning 270 Degree Ocean Views
The children's playground includes a wooden pirate ship in the sand, swings, a wobbly boat (which my kids love), climbing and spinning apparatus and a fantastic friendly turtle to climb on. There are well positioned BBQs and picnic tables and there are lots of sandstone blocks scattered around for parents to sit and relax while watching their children play.
My Kids Love the Turtle
There are also large sand areas for the children to dig in, so bring your buckets and spades. This is a great playground for parents whose young children are crawling, as a large area of the playground has rubber surfacing. For every parent of a little explorer, this sand free area is heaven.
Parents Love the Rubber Surface for their Crawling Babies
My only concern with this playground is that there are no railings to stop young children from running into the road. With lots of birds to chase, parents need to keep a close eye on their little ones.
Cleveland Point Lighthouse
Cleveland Point Lighthouse is approximately 12m (38 feet) tall and was built around 1865, as part of a Queensland government upgrade. In the last few years it has been restored after extensive damage from the weather and termites. The white hexagonal timbre-clad lighthouse attracts many keen photographers and gives Cleveland Point a piece of history to hold on to.
A Piece of Cleveland's History
Keen Photographers Love the Hexagonal Shaped Lighthouse
BBQs and Picnics
There are lots of BBQs and undercover picnic tables located around the Point. Here you can take in the stunning scenery and beautiful views of Moreton Bay, while you relax with family and friends. Next to the playground there is a large grass area. This is perfect for a picnic, to play games or attend one of the fitness boot camps that are run here.
One of the Undercover BBQ Areas
Have Picnics, Play Games or Join in a Boot Camp on this Large Grassed Area
The Lighthouse Restaurant
Located next to the park is The Lighthouse Restaurant. This dine in restaurant has stunning views and serves great local seafood. It also has a coffee shop (dine in and take away) and a take away Fish and Chippery. For a list of menus and opening hours visit www.lighthouserestaurant.net.au.
Dine in or Grab a Coffee on the Go
A Short Distance From the Playground
Around the perimeter of Cleveland Point there is a new pathway for walkers and along here you will find benches and sandstone blocks where you can sit and take in the views. At the very tip of Cleveland Point you can sit where they filmed part of the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2009.
Sit Where they Filmed the Narnia Sequel
Water bubblers and a toilet block are also found at the park. There is lots of parking here but keep in mind that weekends can get busy.
My family loves Cleveland Point Park and we have many happy memories here. This is definitely a park to visit and once you have, you'll be sure to visit again and again.