Settlement Cove Lagoon | Redcliffe

There’s nothing like enjoying a nice, refreshing swim. One great place to go for a fun (and free) swim is the Settlement Cove (Redcliffe) Lagoon in Redcliffe. Located in front of Redcliffe Parade, this 95m long paradise beside the sea is the perfect place to have a fun day out. It’s also open all year round, making it a great alternative to pools which are closed during the colder months.

A Lagoon by the Sea

The lagoon has multiple parts to it which make it a great place to play. There is a fenced off pool area made just for much younger children. The area is well shaded and contains mushroom fountains and squirting lizards. Along the edges of the main lagoon are sandy bays. The water is shallower here, perfect for little ones. As you go further into the lagoon it gets progressively deeper, so more competent swimmers can have fun. In the centre of the lagoon is an island. The inlets and rocks surrounding this island allow for plenty of play opportunities. At the very end of the lagoon is a miniature river and riverbed. There is plenty of space to wade around in and it’s a really popular spot with the kids. If you want to rest while watching the kids play, there is plenty of space surrounding the lagoon to sit down on. This includes benches and areas to place towels down on. Most of the sitting spaces are situated on hills, giving a good view onto the lagoon.

Eating at Settlement Cove Lagoon

There are also BBQs available for use making the lagoon a perfect place for a picnic. If you’d prefer to buy food, you have plenty of options to choose from. There is a kiosk right next to the lagoon, providing a variety of hot foods and ice creams. Alternatively, Redcliffe Parade is just in front of the Lagoon. There are plenty of takeaway shops along Redcliffe parade which sell a variety of food, click here for our Food Lovers Guide to Redcliffe.

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Amenities at Settlement Cove lagoon

There are amenities provided on site, including toilets and changing rooms, making the transition in and out of the water easy and hassle-free. Turn your Day Out into a Day Trip at Redcliffe Want to spend the day at Redcliffe? There are plenty of things to see and do, check out the options here!

Settlement Cove Playground

Right beside the lagoon is an awesome shaded children’s playground. This playground includes a sand play area, swings and a slide. It is currently being renovated, so expect some more fun additions to it in the future!

Redcliffe Waterfront Shopping

If you feel like going for a shop, consider visiting the shops along the Redcliffe waterfront. Right beside the lagoon, these stores include clothing shops, lolly shops, gem stores and op shops. Bee Gees Way is close by as well, so if you’re a Bee Gee’s fan be sure to give it a visit and snap a selfie with Barry #BeeGeesWay.

Redcliffe Parade is also home to the Redcliffe Jetty Markets held every Sunday from 8am. The markets are very popular with locals and their fur babies (dog friendly market), selling everything from fresh local produce and seafood, to food trucks, handmade gifts and trinkets. Be sure to drop in on your way to Settlement Cove Lagoon to top you your picnic basket goodies.

Finding Settlement Cove Lagoon

To get to Settlement Cove Lagoon from Brisbane:

  • Travel down Sandgate Road for 20 minutes.
  • Then go straight along the Deagon Deviation and go over Hornibrook Bridge.
  • Follow the water as you come off the bridge and then turn into Oxley Avenue.
  • Continue for a few minutes before turning right onto Oxley Avenue.
  • Go straight through the roundabout and you will reach the Redcliffe Lagoon car park.

General Information

General information on Settlement Cove Lagoon at Redcliffe.

  • Deepest point is 1.8m
  • BBQ picnic areas
  • Toilets and showers
  • Picnic shelters
  • Playground
  • Bike way
  • Wadding pool for toddlers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Qualified Lifeguards during Summer months

Rules and Regulations

Settlement Cove Lagoon is free for community use, however, please abide by the following rules and regulations:

  • Settlement Cove Lagoon is a smoke and alcohol-free zone
  • Dogs are only allowed to transit through the lagoon area on a leash, they are not permitted to stay
  • No glass items are to be bought into the lagoon area
  • Portable LPG gas cylinders is not permitted in the lagoon area
  • Bookings are not essential though it is recommended to get in touch with Council for larger groups to ensure enough lifeguards are on duty

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.