Redcliffe Lagoon

Redcliffe Lagoon at Settlement Cove

Redcliffe Lagoon overlooks Moreton Bay on Redcliffe’s foreshore and is a wonderful family destination for swimming. Don’t be confused by the name because the Redcliffe Lagoon is part of Settlement Cove at Redcliffe.

Redcliffe Lagoon has everything for a great family day out and best of all it’s free! If you aren’t a resident of the Moreton Bay Regional Shire then you will likely travel some distance to Redcliffe so this article will help you make the most of your trip. A map is provided below to help make it easier for you to find this location.

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How to find Redcliffe Lagoon

Redcliffe Lagoon is located at Settlement Cove, which is between the Redcliffe Pier and the Southern Redcliffe Point. Settlement Cove can be a little tricky to find if you are new to the area. Access the lagoon carpark from the roundabout at the corner of Anzac Avenue & Redcliffe Parade. If the carpark is full then you can utilise parking on Redcliffe Parade.

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What you need to know before you go!

  • First, read our comprehensive review of Settlement Cove (of which Redcliffe Lagoon sits within)
  • The swimming area is salt water with chlorine (obviously) to keep things clean
  • Toilet facilities are available including disabled access, baby change rooms and showers
  • There are BBQ’s and shaded picnic tables but they are very popular and shouldn’t be relied on unless you plan to get there very early
  • There is a shaded children’s playground suited to toddlers
  • Lifeguards are provided for the Redcliffe Lagoon during Summer. You can check the water temperature and the UV rating here.
  • There is a fenced water play area for the under 5’s with a splash pad type environment with a shallow pool and mushroom fountains.
  • Dogs are not permitted to swim at the Lagoon but can be transited along the public walkways which surrounds Settlement Cove
  • The lagoon is wheelchair friendly
  • There is an onsite kiosk for icecreams

Redcliffe Lagoon Pictures

Redcliffe Lagoon Opening Hours

Qualified lifeguards are on duty from 7:00am until 6:00pm seven days per week. On Boxing Day, New Years Day, Australia Day and the summer school holidays lifeguards will be on duty until 8:00pm.

Where to stay in Redcliffe

There are a number of new hotels popping up along the peninsula including Mon Komo and the Sebel.

Other things to do in Redcliffe

Redcliffe Lagoon is not the only reason to head to the Bay. Some of North Brisbane’s best playgrounds are located near Redcliffe including Pelican Park and Scarborough Beach Playground.

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Pelican Park Playground Clontarf

There are regular kite flying days out at Clontarf and pelican feedings at the same location every morning at 10am. Just hang around to the visitor centre near Pelican Park and a friendly volunteer will emerge around 10 in the morning. They feed the pelicans to check their gullets for hooks and other fishing paraphernalia.

The Redcliffe Jetty Markets on Sundays are a regular fixture along the foreshore starting at 8am and finishing at 2pm. They are a dog-friendly market offering everything from handmade wares to fresh fruit and vegetables.

Redcliffe Lagoon, located at Settlement Cove, Redcliffe, is one of the only free North Brisbane waterparks for families and well worth visiting on a warm Summer’s day. If you have any additional information about the lagoon, just comment below.

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One response to “Redcliffe Lagoon”

  1. Trish Topp says:

    Hi, I am a part of a camping group and we have a day trip coming up this weekend, on the 5th January 2013. We will be going to the Redcliffe Lagoons for a night time swim and BBQ. If anyone is interested in joining us, please search Brisbane Family Camping. Even if it is your first time, please feel free to join us. We also have child friendly camping

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