With a history dating back to the 1800’s, the Shorncliffe Pier has been rebuilt and revamped over the years. Most recently reopening on Good Friday, 2016.
The 351.5 metres of wooden pier, stretches out into Bramble Bay, making it, not only the longest wooden pier in Brisbane, one of the longest in Australia, but also, a very impressive structure.
Locals and visitors alike are drawn to the Pier. Photographers love the sunrise opportunities offered by the area. Dogs play with their owners on the beach or frolic in the gentle waves, walkers, joggers, cyclists, fishermen, and children make great use of what this family orientated piece of greater Brisbane.
Shelters housing chunky wooden tables and benches, down near the end of the Pier provide a nice resting place for families to stop and wile away some time. If you’re fishing, then you are well provided for with steel stations along the pier for cleaning your catch before heading home.
Brisbane is home to a widely diverse selection of recreation areas. This white washed structure, connecting the local area to the bay is definitely one worth visiting. The views around here are stunning, with Redcliffe and its connecting bridges, Moreton Island and the Port of Brisbane all visible from the Pier.
Posts visible at low tide, remain from the days of the swimming bath which adjourned the Pier. An amusement park was also on the shore in days gone by, now replaced with picnic shelters and playground.
One of the shelters on this particular day, was being utilised by a static cycle class. With a large trailer full of static cycles unloaded into the shelter, class participants then carried out their class under instruction from their trainer, all the while having a stunning vista ahead of them.
Take some time to head our to the Pier, its a highly popular area, especially on weekends, with some annual activities taking place too. The long table fine dining event is highly popular and fills up fast each year, whilst the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race, starts from here on Good Friday, each year.
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