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The History of Red Cliff Point Scarborough

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by Di Hill (subscribe)
I love writing, taking photos, travelling and enjoying life. I have a BA of Adult and Vocational Teaching and a Master of Arts (Writing). My business card says Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, and Bamboo Fan www.dihill.com.au
Published July 29th 2019
Walk along the cliff front
I had heard about the red cliffs at Scarborough and set out to find them. There's no sign about the cliffs there, (unless I missed it) but found a park, The Bill Marsh Lookout and parked my car nearby.

Bill Marsh Lookout, Scarborough, red cliffs,
Bill Marsh Lookout


A short distance away is a staircase down to the beach. It is clear that low tide is the best time to head down to see the cliffs, as the water comes right up to the cliffs at high tide. My timing was good! It can be a challenging walk back up the stairs!

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It is a bit confusing as some literature talks about Red Cliff Point at Woody Point, and some of Red Cliff Point at Scarborough. But it is the red cliffs along the peninsula that was the inspiration of the name of Redcliffe - but Scarborough or Woody Point?

red cliffs, scarborough
Red cliffs at Scarborough


Some of the history of Woody Point is here. The information about the red cliffs at Scarborough is here.

red cliffs, scarborough


Take care when walking along near the cliffs, as there are concerns about possible erosion. And the sand has plenty of stones and other marine debris which makes walking a challenge.

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red cliffs, scarborough


The colours of the cliffs are stunning, and I am sure photographers would enjoy spending time there with their cameras!

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Another free and interesting place to visit on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

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Why? Explore red cliffs at Scarborough
When: Low tide
Where: Landsborough Ave, Scarborough
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Great colours in the photos Di
by Gillian Ching (score: 2|389) 25 days ago
The cliffs at sunrise are absolutely spectacular. So much colour and the red is so vibrant
by chris (score: 0|2) 23 days ago
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