Bribie is about 1/2 hour north of where we live, maybe 40km (25 miles), but if you go out through Dayboro and via Mt Mee and Wamuran it makes for a nice 1-1/2 hour ride, about 100km or 60 miles in the old money.
At the eastern end of Bribie Island road, just before you cross the bridge that joins the island to the mainland, there’s a turn off on your right that leads to a suburb called Sandstone Point. Sandstone Point is about 60km (35 miles) north of the Brisbane CBD.
This area has grown a lot over the past 20 years. What was once scrub and tall trees with kangaroos and koalas, is now a housing estate. The developers tried to keep some natural buffers between the main road and the estate, and have provided quite a few parks throughout the estate.
One such park lies on the foreshore of Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach lies at the southern end of Pumicestone Passage and is directly across from Bongaree township on Bribie Island. It offers views of Bribie island to the east, Deception Bay to the south-east and on to Moreton Bay and Moreton Island a little further out.
Although its called Pebble Beach, there really aren’t many pebbles around. The beach is quite narrow at high tide (when these photos were taken) but can be up to 50m (165 ft) wide in places at low tide.
Quite often you’ll find anglers pumping for sand worms at low tide and then coming back and fishing for Flathead, or Winter Whiting a little later on.
Sitting on the beach enjoying the waves lapping your feet, or watching kids splash about in the shallow water is a great way to pass some time, you quickly forget there’s a housing estate just up the rise behind you.
Each afternoon, Rosella’s come by to eat the nectar from the flowers in the Bottle Brush Trees. They make a racket with their chirping and squawking, but its fun to watch them darting about like kids in a lolly shop.
Sometimes I think I’m one of the luckiest blokes alive. I mean; beaches, bays and seaside to the east, twisty roads and great sight-seeing to the west
What more could a bloke want?