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.
This family-friendly adventure spans 24km from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek, offering a flat and smooth trail perfect for cycling or walking.
Begin your journey at the beautifully restored Murwillumbah Station, where you can rent bikes from Murwillumbah Cycles to suit all ages and preferences. Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, from lush green vistas to stunning mountain views.
Along the way, make sure to visit the Tweed Regional Gallery for art exhibitions and creative kids’ activities.
Visit Hosanna Farmstay, where friendly animals and an old-fashioned waterslide await.
Traverse the impressive Burringbar Range Tunnel, a 500m long railway tunnel home to microbats and glow worms.
Don’t miss the chance to taste delicious artisan cheeses and local ice-cream at Tweed Valley Whey Farmhouse Cheeses. eli
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.
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
Redcliffe Lagoon Lifeguards
Lifeguards are generally on duty at the lagoon from the first weekend in September until the last weekend in May each year, though this may be subject to change. Outside of these times the lagoon remains accessible however as no life guard services are provided users should exercise caution.
Redcliffe Lagoon Pictures
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 and Surrounds
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.