Sandgate attracts people who love being near the water and are looking for a relaxed outdoors lifestyle. Residents enjoy sea breezes, beautiful views and all the other attractions of Moreton Bay. It is located approximately 17 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD and has a relatively short 25-30 minute commute by train into the city.
Residents are well catered for with Sacred Heart and Sandgate State Primary schools. There are a number of other primary and secondary schools in the surrounding suburbs including St Patricks College for boys and Shorncliffe Primary School in Shorncliffe and St John Fisher College for girls and the North Point Institute of TAFE in Bracken Ridge.
The Sandgate Village along Brighton Road services the retail and commerce needs of the community. There are plenty of dining options in and around Sandgate, so if you are looking for a café, pub or restaurant, you’ll find it here. 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.
Visiting Sandgate with its historic buildings and bayside charm is like stepping into another place and time. With fresh sea breezes, endless views of the bay and lovely shady picnic grounds, Sandgate is still one of Brisbane's favourite weekend escapes.
Children adore the foreshore where they can walk out on the sand flats and never be more than knee deep in water. Pet owners throw balls for their dogs to chase into the water and there’s always someone dropping a fishing line over the nearby Shorncliffe jetty.
Sandgate is a perfect location for anyone who likes being outdoors or keeping fit. It boasts numerous parks, excellent walking tracks and bikeways, a swimming pool on Flinders Parade and a number of fun children’s parks and play areas along the foreshore. For lovers of golf, there is the Sandgate Golf Club, the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club and Sandgate Yacht Club.
Sandgate and adjoining 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.