Brisbane's most northerly coastal suburb is Brighton, only 25-30 minutes drive from the city or an easy commute by train from Sandgate. Here is one of the loveliest and most relaxed suburbs you'll find.
Residents are well catered for with three primary schools; Brighton and Nashville State Schools and St Keiran’s Catholic Primary School. The Northside Autistic Children’s Therapy Centre is also located in Brighton. There are a number of other primary and secondary schools in the surrounding suburbs including St John Fisher Girls College in Bracken Ridge, St Patrick’s College for boys in Shorncliffe and the North Point Institute of TAFE located in Bracken Ridge.
The Eventide shopping precinct and Sandgate Village along Brighton Road services the retail needs of the community and offers plenty of dining options for you to choose from. There are fish and chip shops scattered along the foreshore so you can enjoy take away by the beach with seagulls squawking in the salty breeze.
Brighton is a most desirable suburb with its wonderful bayside esplanade used by walkers and cyclists and enjoyed by families.
It boasts glorious vistas from just about everywhere you look. There's the beautiful Pine River, lined with mangroves, Moreton Bay with its long horizons and the dual Houghton Highways connecting Brisbane with the Redcliffe Peninsula across Bramble Bay.
Brighton Beach has become well known for its kite surfing and is enjoyed by walkers during low tide as well as being a popular spot to throw in a fishing line.
The adjoining bayside suburbs of Sandgate and Shorncliffe host some celebrated annual events including Music by the Sea, The Einbunpin Festival and the Bluewater Festival, which celebrates the start of the iconic Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race every Easter.