Woorim Ocean Beach | Bribie Island

If you’re looking for a place to surf, or fish, then Woorim Ocean Beach, located on picturesque Bribie Island should be a must-visit location on your next adventure weekend.

Chill with the Fishes

If you’re a fan of the relaxing art of fishing, Woorim Ocean Beach has got you covered, with both beach and bay fishing opportunities outside the hustle and bustle of the tourist spots.

Grab a reel, kick back, and relax with a well-deserved break, and hopefully, some great stories, and a well-caught feed.

Surfing Safaris Close to Home

Woorim Ocean Beach is the closest surf beach north of Brisbane, making it a popular spot for those looking for that perfect wave. Surf Lifesavers advise that the area typically sees a low shore break that closes out in bigger surf. With Moreton Island protecting Bribie from southerly swells, waves average between .5 and 1m along this beach, but can be much larger.

Swimming at Woorim

Though quite a few locals, and tourists, enjoy a swim at Woorim, the waters can get treacherous when the waves get bigger. Rips and drags are common with larger waves, and south of Skirmish Point and along Bongaree Beach, tidal currents can be hazardous. Do your research before swimming here, especially if you’re not a confident swimmer, or are swimming with children- and watch out for surfers!

Get Back to Nature

From 16 to 19km north of the North Street access point is the Woorim camping site. A bush camping experience behind the fore-dunes of the eastern beach, the camping grounds, like the Ocean Beach, are only accessible by 4WD. There are no boat launching or recovery facilities in this area, so if you’re planning a boating trip, consider another camp site.

The 63 sites available are either sand, grass, or dirt. There are bare basic amenities, so check what you’ll need before leaving for the weekend! Depending on your provider, there’s generally phone services in this area.


Through the delivery of the Accessible Beaches initiative and the installation of beach matting, everyone can access and enjoy a day at Woorim Beach!

About 30 metres of beach matting is installed at the main beach entrance (Access Point 12) just north of the Bribie Island Surf Lifesaving Club. This matting provides access to the soft sand at Woorim Beach, just above the level of the highest astronomical tide.

Two beach wheelchairs are also available for free hire on weekends and public holidays during the beach patrol season (late September to early May). You can book the wheelchairs online through the City of Moreton Bay's website. Please check the website for booking conditions and availability.

Please note: While the beach mats are available 24/7 and are maintained on a regular basis, they may still have sand on top of them due to strong winds or weather events. The mats may also be removed because of adverse coastal conditions.

To stay updated on any changes to the Accessibility Beach Mats, check the City of Moreton Bay Facebook stories for real-time updates.

What You Need to Know

Woorim Ocean Beach is located on North Street, Woorim. It’s just over an hour by car when taking the M1, but there are public transport options available.

Driving on the beach requires both a 4WD and a permit HERE, and during peak seasons drivers are urged to take care on the beaches to avoid sunbathers.

If you’re camping in the nearby grounds, get in early to organise your site, but if you’re not a fan of spending your time off in a tent, there’s a range of accommodation options available around Woorim Ocean Beach.

And just in case you don’t land the fish, there’s also quite a few places to get a fantastic meal.

Stay a day at Woorim Beach. Looking for more beachy escapes? Discover more beach locations in the Moreton Bay Region here!

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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.