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A Unique Red Beach at Oyster Point Park, Queensland

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Australia is justly known for its gorgeous beaches with acres of white sand stretching out to meet a crashing surf.

But it has some hidden treasures as well, like this red sand beach at Oyster Point Park in Cleveland, Queensland.

Oyster Point Park

Oyster Point Park is a secluded, quiet spot bordering a koala colony. It is ideal for peaceful reflection or ambling along the vivid red beaches in search of shells, pebbles, and other sea treasures.

For those interested in more vigorous activity, Oyster Point Park is a starting off point for the Cleveland Heritage Trail Walk which leads trekkers on a 2 hour walk past some fascinating historic Queensland sites. It begins at GJ Walter Park and goes past Queensland’s oldest and largest banyan tree and oldest licensed pub, The Grand View to Harold Walker Park, whose original jetty was the departure point for lepers to the nearby Peel Island Leper Colony.

To go on the walk, simply take the concrete path to the left of the road leading down to the Oyster Point Park parking lot. It will lead you through a forest to the upper level parking lot at Middle St and across to Wharf St before reaching Shore St which leads to GJ Walter Park.

shells at Oyster Point

If leisurely activities are more in line with your interests, there are several good sitting spots at Oyster Point Park. Shady benches are just the ticket for piping hot afternoons and this picnic table near the water is a great place to eat lunch or simply bask in the sea breezes while taking in the view.

Oyster Point picnic table

To find your way to Oyster Point Park, enter “G J Walter Park, Cleveland, Queensland QLD Australia” into Google Maps or your NavSat. To take the Cleveland Heritage Trail Walk, pop by the Cleveland Visitor’s Centre for a map.

About the author

I am a wood-burning artist, goat farmer, writer and photographer of all things food, travel, and lifestyle. Born in Canada, raised in the USA, and shaped by my European roots, I now live on a goat farm in Queensland, Australia with my husband, where I celebrate anything that leads to healing, thriving, and loving. For more visit: Rambling Tart

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  1. Katy Stewart

    Definitely a unique place with that red sand, Krista! I’d love to just sit in that picnic spot and soak up the sun there!

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