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Beautiful Wellington Point at Sunset

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by Meg Forbes (subscribe)
Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane. https://www.instagram.com/megforbesphotography/
Published March 7th 2020
Enjoy beautiful sunset views over Moreton Bay
Living on the east coast of Australia, we are provided with many more opportunities for beautiful sunrises over the ocean than sunsets.

Wellington Point at sunset, looking towards Brisbane
Wellington Point at sunset, looking towards Brisbane


The sand bar at Wellington Point on Redlands Coast, however, provides the perfect place to enjoy views of the sun as it sets over Moreton Bay and Brisbane.

The sun setting over Moreton Bay from Wellington Point
The sun setting over Moreton Bay from Wellington Point


The sand bar leads right the way out to King Island and provides a beautiful evening walk. It is worth noting that although areas of King Island are above the high tide mark, the sand bar does become submerged for a short time during each high tide.

The sand bar at Wellington Point being swallowed by the high tide
The sand bar at Wellington Point being swallowed by the high tide


Tide times for Wellington Point can be checked here before you go. If you do find yourself coming back as the tide is rising, the water never gets above knee level for adults and the shallow water is generally quite warm.

The sun setting over the sand bar at Wellington Point
The sun setting over the sand bar and Moreton Bay from Wellington Point


This side of Wellington Point is popular amongst kite surfers, wind surfers, and kayakers. These sportsmen are often friendly and provide a great distraction for kids who may be getting tired by this time of day.

Wellington Point kite surfer at sunset
Wellington Point kite surfer at sunset


This walk to Wellington Point is family friendly, although dogs are only allowed along the sand bar (which falls within the Moreton Bay Marine Park) on the leash anytime on weekdays, and before 9am or after 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays. No off-leash dogs are allowed on the sand bar at any time, and dog owners are asked to pick up after their dogs. More information is available here.

The Moreton Bay Marine Park at sunset, taken from Wellington Point
The Moreton Bay Marine Park at sunset, taken from Wellington Point


A few essentials for this mini-adventure include:

Sunscreen
Insect repellant
A hat
Plenty of drinking water
Reef shoes or the like - bullrouts (similar to stone fish) have occassionally been found at Wellington Point, and there is some sharp coral on the sand bar
A camera for the sunset!

A canoeist ending the day at Wellington Point
A canoeist ending the day at Wellington Point
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Why? Beautiful sunset views over Moreton Bay and Brisbane
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Phone: 07 3829 8999
Where: Wellington Point on Redlands Coast
Cost: Free
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Thank you May, the location does a lot of the work :)
by Meg Forbes (score: 2|125) 159 days ago
lovely phoyos Meg
by May Cross (score: 3|6978) 159 days ago
sorry, that should read photos
by May Cross (score: 3|6978) 159 days ago
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