Streets Beach at South Bank Parklands

South Bank Brisbane

Brisbane really is the city of sun days – and there’s no better place to soak up the sun than at South Bank Parkland’s Streets Beach, Aquativity and Boat Pool.

Tourists and locals alike flock to this inner-city spot, where you can cool off, swim, dig in the sand, picnic and play for free.

Streets Beach South Bank

Streets Beach, South Bank

Streets Beach is a man-made swimming beach overlooking the Brisbane River and CBD, and is Australia’s only inner city beach. It is the perfect place to take visitors if they only have one day in Brisbane with Kids

It features a crystal clear lagoon with calm water, white sandy beaches, palm trees and pebbled creeks.

Nearby are barbeques, sheltered tables and green lawns that are perfect if you want to stay for lunch or dinner.

South Bank also has many casual cafes, fine dining restaurants and takeaway food options if you feel like a break from cooking.

Toilets and showers with disabled access are also located close to Streets Beach if needed.

Professional lifeguards are on duty seven days a week but their hours change throughout the year, so check patrol times with South Bank Visitor Centre on 3156 6366.

Aquativity South Bank

Aquativity, South Bank

This interactive water-play park features a range of educational play elements that remind you of the rivers, creeks, fish and mammals that are found in the area.

Tipping buckets, shooting fountains, shallow pools and outdoor showers means hours of water fun for the kids.

Aquativity is located next to Streets Beach, meaning it also has easy access to barbeques, picnic areas, toilets and showers.

This well designed area is also suitable for those in wheelchairs, so that no one misses out on the fun and is also patrolled by lifeguards.


Boat Pool, South Bank

People of all ages make use of the Boat Pool for everything from lap swimming to having a bit of a splash around.

This area is also patrolled by lifeguards, but it’s important to keep younger children within arms reach for safety.

Again, all the wonderful facilities of South Bank are nearby, should you suddenly need a hot coffee or a cold ice-cream.

South Bank is open seven days a week and is accessible by bus, train and car – secure, paid parking is available onsite.

Streets Beach, Aquativty and the Boat Pool are all available for use, free of charge, seven days per week.

To find out what else is happening at South Bank for families, visit our web site to discover family events, performances and festivals!

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5 responses to “Streets Beach at South Bank Parklands”

  1. Sally says:

    Can I take my dog?
    Shes probably cleaner than most of the children people let in there. And she is cuter..

  2. Liam says:

    Are you allowed inflatable water toys

  3. Elise says:

    Are the south bank pools heated during winter? 🙂

  4. Milton Doyle says:

    What a shame my daughters and grandkids had to go elsewhere today because of the lack of shade for kids in this hot sun at streets beach. Attempted to erect a cool cabana to be told by lifesaver in charge that these shade shelters were not permitted. Pretty poor I reckon.

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