top of page

Lover's Walk (Sandgate to Shorncliffe Pier)




Distance (kms):

4.2 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 1.5 hrs

Elevation gain (m):

34 m

Max. elevation (m):

14 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 2)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

view park map

Click to see full image.

A fantastic walk alongside the water to a renovated pier that extends over 350m into Bramble Bay.

This heavily trafficked walk starts at the southern end of the Sandgate Foreshore, but can be extended to include more of the foreshore if desired.

The walk is an easy stroll along a sealed footpath to the pier.

The walk hugs the shoreline, with beautiful views towards the pier at the beginning and great views back to Sandgate on the return leg.

The pier extends 351m into Bramble Bay, and was renovated in 2016. The original wood of the pier was retained as part of the renovation, constructed on longer lasting concrete poles.

The original pier was built in 1882 and extended only 259m into the bay, before being extended in 1884.

Moora Park, next to the pier, has picnic tables and BBQs, a playground, and is a suitable place for swimming.

The walk can also be extended along the cliffs to Shorncliffe foreshore.

The walk is best completed at sunset or sunrise on a high tide, when the water laps against the edge of the path, however, is lovely at low tide as well.

Track: The walk consists of sealed footpaths and is easy to follow.

Difficulty: The walk is an easy stroll and is suitable for all fitness levels, including those in wheelchairs.

Direction: This is an out-and-back walk that returns the way it came. The walk is flat for the entire foreshore.

getting there

The walk starts from the southern end of the Sandgate Foreshore, on the corner of Flinders Parade and Cliff Street in Sandgate, 30 minutes drive north of Brisbane.

Parking is ample.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

Click title on the map above to view larger map
in new window [on the Garmin website]

Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

bottom of page