Located on the shores of Moreton Bay, Shorncliffe is just over 20 kilometres north-east of Brisbane’s CBD.

The Shorncliffe railway station is the last on its line and has a relatively short commute time of 35 minutes into the city. 

Residents are well catered for with Shorncliffe State Primary School and St Patrick’s College for boys. There are a number of other primary and secondary schools in the surrounding suburbs including the North Point Institute of TAFE in Bracken Ridge.

The nearby Sandgate Shopping Complex along Brighton Road services the retail needs of the community. 

There are plenty of dining options in and around Shorncliffe so if you are looking for a café, pub or restaurant, you’ll find it here.  There are fish and chip shops dotted along the foreshore so you can enjoy take-away by the beach with seagulls squawking in the salty breeze.


Shorncliffe is one of Brisbane’s hidden gems.  Situated on the bay, it enjoys glorious vistas to Moreton and Stradbroke Islands and across to the mouth of the Brisbane River, the airport and city. 

With a sleepy coastal town ambience, Shorncliffe’s unique environs can soon leave you feeling rested and rejuvenated. Families enjoy the numerous picnic and BBQ areas in Upper and Lower Moora Park and on the shady banks of Cabbage Tree Creek, while Shorncliffe Pier and Baxters Jetty are popular spots for those who want to try their luck with a fishing line.

Shorncliffe is a perfect location for anyone who enjoys being outdoors or keeping fit with an excellent network of walkways and bikeways. And for golf enthusiasts, the Sandgate Golf Club is located in Shorncliffe opposite the iconic Queensland Cruising Yacht Club and Sandgate Yacht Club. 

Shorncliffe and adjoining Sandgate 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.