Red Beach is 8km of doggie heaven, designed to let your pooch run and swim on-leash. Nestled somewhere between the surf side of Woorim Beach and the calm waters of Bongaree, Red Beach is the number one Bribie Island dog beach.
From the car park off Tully Street, Bongaree, you can reach Red Beach by following a vegetation-shrouded path to the surf-side stretch of sandy shores. With the vine-covered dunes spanning a few kilometres, Red Beach eventually meets up with Woody Bay which is just around the corner from the Woorim Beach off-leash dog area, making for a great scenic walk for dog owners (best done at low tide).
Few beaches in South East Queensland allows dogs to frolic among the surf which is one of the major selling points of Red Beach. Though considered part of the ‘surf-side’ of Bribie Island, Red Beach does not experience rough waves similar to that at Woorim, making it a great location to take a dip with your pooch at high tide.
There are no amenities at Red Beach so please be mindful of your waste and always clean up after your furry little friend. Please also be considerate and respect of the surrounds and leash your dog if wildlife is present.
Please note that the foreshore area between Red Beach access off Tully Street Bongaree and the carpark at the southern end of South Esplanade Bongaree is a dog prohibited area.
The name Buckley’s Hole is given both to the Conservation Park and the local lagoon, named so after a local fisherman who preferred an area of deeper water directly offshore from the lagoon. The landscape of Buckley’s Hole Conservation Park is now well-known for different species of fish and diverse bait while the lagoon flourishes with waterfowl, seeing Black Swans breeding there annually.
The park can be accessed from The Boulevarde, where there is a hide that overlooks the lagoon or via the track that runs from Tully Street to Red Beach.
Despite its rather small size, there’s plenty to see and do on Bribie Island and in the surrounding suburbs. Discover Bribie’s rich world war history as you explore the remains of the bunkers at Fort Bribie, take a walk among nature at the Bribie Island Bicentennial Trails and take a barbecue boat out onto the water for a picnic lunch on Pumicestone Passage. Fish from Bongaree Jetty, stop by Melsa Train Park and the Bribie Markets held every third Sunday or Skydive onto the sandy shorelines of one of Bribie’s pristine beaches. Take a 4WD adventure through Bribie Island National Park or camp near the inland track for a few nights to immerse yourself in the native flora and fauna.