When it comes to places in my local area that I enjoy visiting, Cleveland Point is one I have visited more than most. Whether catching up with friends for coffee, photographing the sunset or just enjoying some time by the water.
At High tide, Cleveland Point is surrounded by water with Raby Bay to the west and Moreton Bay to the east. However, when the tide goes out the area is surrounded by mud flats. Which is one aspect that makes it rather interesting to many and means at low tide you can essentially walk out into the bay to some extent.
Raby Bay View
Looking to the west of Cleveland Point you get a view across Raby Bay towards Cleveland and Ormiston. There are remanents of the jetty’s that used to jut out into Raby Bay visible depending on the tide. The area is also a spot to watch boats heading in and out from the nearby Boat Ramp. A little more to the right of this
Old Cleveland Lighthouse
The Old Cleveland Lighthouse still stands at Cleveland Point, although not in it’s original location. The lighthouse was constructed on the opposite side of Cleveland Point between 1864 and 1865. One interesting fact about the lighthouse is that for the era the hexagonal share was unusual, with most lighthouses being round.
If you would like to know more about the lighthouse, there is an information board next to the lighthouse. Alternatively, you can visit the Wikipedia page which includes many of the same details Cleveland Point Light.
Time For a Picnic
Another fantastic aspect of Cleveland Point is the extensive picnic facilities. There are three large undercover area’s with multiple tables and BBQ’s as well as a couple of other tables around. You will also find a good sized playground for the children and toilets are also available. The only problem that I have found with Cleveland Point is a definite lack of parking at times.
The Lighthouse Restaurant
If a picnic is not your thing or the weather is not the best you can still enjoy a coffee or meal at The Lighthouse Restaurant. There has been some form of hotel/kiosk/restaurant in this site since the late 1800’s. However, it was around the 1980’s that the current building started taking form. There have been a number of owners and facelifts to get to where it is today. But as it stands The Lighthouse is a very popular place for visitors and locals to enjoy a coffee, fish and chips or other meal.
Sunset At Cleveland Point
If you have been reading some of my recent posts you might be familiar with what sunset looks like at Cleveland Point. There is one of my sunset photos below from Cleveland Point. But you can also find some more in a recent post called Favourite Sunsets from 2017 Part 1 which all come from Cleveland Point.
Whether you live locally or you are just visiting the area Cleveland Point is great to spend a little time. As you can see whether it is day or evening there is a little to see or options for food. So why not come and take a look and enjoy this beautiful part of Redland City.