Home to one of Australia’s best kitesurfing beaches, Clontarf is a laid-back coastal neighbourhood known for its family-friendly bay and plentiful parkspace. From vegan-friendly cafes to terrific fishing, this seaside haven has a chic outdoorsy vibe.
Things to do
Relax in Pelican Park, a grassy waterfront park with picnic facilities, playgrounds and paved footpaths ideal for walking or cycling. It’s named in honour of the park’s pelican population and you can watch local volunteers feeding the native Australian waterbirds every morning.
Learn to kitesurf with Surf Connect in the shallow waters of Clontarf Beach or take the family to Bells Beach for a day of beach cricket, sand castles and boogie boarding. Refuel with fish and chips at Fish N’ or refresh with a superfood smoothie at Charlie’s Raw Squeeze.
Walk or cycle across Ted Smout Memorial Bridge at sunrise or sunset for spectacular views of Bramble Bay and Morton Island. Keen fisherman can cast a line off Hornibroke Pier, Hays Inlet or Woody Point or take to the seas with a Phantom Game Fishing Charter.
Be swept away in the excitement of Redcliff’s annual Kite Fest, known for its perfect kite flying conditions. Witness the sky above Pelican Park fill up with colourful kites of all shapes and sizes. Enjoy the carnival atmosphere, with markets, live music, rides and performers.
Clontarf is a scenic 25-kilometre drive north of Brisbane Airport on the M1 or just over an hours' bus and train ride. Thanks to its compact size, Clontarf is easily explored on foot. Several bus routes connect Clontarf with the suburbs of Morton Bay.