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Published August 4th 2014
The Redcliffe Jetty has been around since 1885 but extensions, renovations and replacements mean it's currently in its third incarnation, with this jetty having been finished in 1999. At one stage there were two jetties side by side.
Redcliffe Jetty stretches out over the beach
It begins at Redcliffe Parade along the foreshore. Halfway out is a large shelter with tables, while further out there are more seats. Heritage lights mean it can be enjoyed during the day or at night.
Taking a walk along the jetty, you might notice railway motifs along the concrete ground. These are a reference to the railway tracks that were on the first two jetties and were used to transport cargo along it from the ships to the street (and vice versa).
Can you see the railway motif?
You'll also notice the pretty surrounds, including the beaches and headlands. These make it a stunning place to picnic or go fishing. Go all the way to the end and you'll find the boats sheltering behind a small breakwall.
Looking back at Redcliffe
Every Sunday at the base of the jetty there's also the Redcliffe Jetty Markets to explore, which run from 8.00am till 2.00pm. They offer plenty of stalls and have different live music performances every week.
If it's the historical side you're interested in, you may also be interested in some of the other places that join Redcliffe Jetty on the Heritage Walk through the area, or even want to do the entire self-guided walk yourself (a map can be found here). Some of the other places you'll pass include the First Settlement Memorial Wall, the Ambassador Hotel, the wier, the Flinders Memorial and the Redcliffe Museum.
The bluestone walls of the First Settlement Memorial Wall have been designed to look like the sails of the ship Amity