If you are afraid of cold and salty sea water, Street Beach will be your choice to escape from the heat. This man-made beach will also save your budget, as it is free entry. It is surrounded by white sand, Brisbane river, picnic areas, and sub-tropical plants. It is conveniently located, near the main bus and ferry stations. And what’s even better, South Bank’s Streets Beach is only 300 m from QUT, just a 5min walk.
You can take a walk through South Bank Parklands or attend free activities. There’re no wave sounds and seagulls, but you can hear the children and live music. If you don’t want to wash the sandy clothes, you can sit on a chair or grass beside the street, chit-chat with your friends, or read a book. It is a great place to escape from stress, while still staying close to the city.
No worries if you get hungry, there are a lot of restaurants and bars. In addition, you can watch a movie at Cineplex South bank, which is only a 5-minute walk away. Feel free to join all the free social activities that are held at the parkland. Enjoy your time in Brisbane!
NB! Street Beach is patrolled by qualified lifeguards. If you find yourself in trouble while swimming, try to stay calm and raise your hands to show that you need help.