Brisbane's bayside beaches are a world away from their Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast counterparts and more reminiscent of English coastal resorts.
At the base of the Shorncliffe cliffs is this enchanting little bay with grassy stretches shaded by cotton trees, rock pools, modern white picnic shelters, BBQs and a playground.
A little strip of patrolled sand that is dominated by the modern deco façade of Sails restaurant, Suttons Beach is one of the best swimming beaches on the peninsula.
Of the string of little bay beaches that line the Redcliffe Peninsula, Scarborough on the far northern tip would have to be the prettiest.
Only a short hike from Redcliffe proper, Margate Beach is a charming English style ribbon of beach with calm surf ideal for paddling.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Brewed & Batched - Queenslander Edition returns to Treasury Brisbane in March
Why are we obsessed with Identity? Join Kenan Malik for a fascinating talk
Opera Queensland opens its 2019 season with A Flowering Tree at QPAC From April 2 to 6
Mystery in the Air revives the Golden Age of radio drama at QUT Gardens Theatre
Regatta Fair is a 3-day festival of food, beer, wine, whisky and live music at Brisbane's iconic Regatta Hotel
Mission Discovery 5-Day Space and STEAM Program is a unique opportunity for kids this school holiday
Don't miss the Regatta Hotel's Good Friday Seafood Buffet this Easter
Cinderella is a heart-felt, funny, fairy tale for grown-ups playing at QPAC from April 26 to May 5
Big Skies is a fantastic 9-day festival celebrating Queensland’s Western Downs region