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Cabbage Tree Point

Cabbage Tree Point is in the very north eastern corner of the Gold Coast, on the edge of Southern Moreton Bay. It’s hugely popular with boaties, and the boat ramp is always a hive of activity. However, it’s little known by families how family-friendly this spot is!

The home of Charlie Hammel Park, you’ll find a large grassy field with a shady playground right on the waterfront. It’s the perfect spot to let the kids have a play, enjoy fish and chips from the takeaway shop next door, or a BBQ on the park facilities. With picnic shelters and toilets available, it definitely allows you to spend a bit of time here exploring!

The beach is perfect for small children, but even those who are bigger will still enjoy their time here. Best visited during high tide if you plan on swimming, you’ll find calm water just begging for splashing about on. The small sandy beach allows for sandcastle building and a nice spot to put down a picnic blanket. If you happen to visit during low tide, don’t let that put you off. Little minds will love exploring the tidal mud flats, digging for crabs and running around by the water!

What I love the most about this spot is that it delivers a different experience every time we go. Depending on the weather, there are so many different things to do. While I usually love the nice sunny beach days spent here, recent sunset visits exploring the mudflats and going for a walk were just as fun!! No matter the tide, come with your towel and a change of clothes when you visit and you’ll have a ball.

Parking is available onsite, however it does get busy on weekends due to the boat ramp. You can park on the roadside leading up to the boat ramp, just be prepared to walk a little further. The township is very quiet and it’s fairly safe to walk along the roadside. Visit during the week and you’ll find you have the place mostly to yourself!

Need to know:

  • Location: 354 Cabbage Tree Point Rd, Steiglitz QLD 4207
  • Facilities: free parking, toilets, BBQs, fish & chip shop, boat ramp, playground.
  • On dusk, the bugs do come out so I would suggest always packing the insect repellent just in case.

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