Brisbane Sandgate Beach, the place to relax, kite surf and enjoy 'crab exodus!'
Updated: May 27
Sandgate Beach is the perfect place to relax and enjoy kite surfing!
It is easily accessible by public transportation.
Simply get off at the Sandgate Train Station and it is just a 10 min walk to the beach.
As you walk towards the beach, you will come across a small war memorial park.
I am always grateful to see these memorials, as they acknowledge the efforts and sacrifices of the war veterans. As a Korean, I am especially grateful to the countries, like Australia, that helped during the Korean War.
On the memorial statue, I noticed the names of those who fought in World Wars 1 & 2, as well as a mention of 'The Korean War' at the bottom. It was a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by so many.
After walking through the memorial park, you will soon reach Flinders Parade, the road along the beachside.
As you reach the beach, you'll be greeted by an expansive view of the sky and the ocean that seems to stretch out endlessly. The beach has sheltered areas with tables and benches, as well as public BBQ facilities, making it a great place for a picnic with family and friends!
Sandgate Beach is also a dog-friendly beach. As shown in the picture, there is a designated off-leash area for dogs to play and enjoy the beach. It is a great spot to bring your furry friends for a day at the beach.
While I was at the beach, I saw two kids playing and snapped a picture.
The photo turned out beautifully, with the children playing in the foreground and the kite surfers in the background, as well as the water waves and vast sky. It really captured the feeling of joy and freedom at the beach. I love it!
There were many kite surfers at the beach, and their colourful kites gracefully moved with the wind, creating a beautiful dance performance in the sky.
It was very soothing and relaxing to watch.
Another exciting sight you can see at Sandgate Beach is the tens of thousands of crabs moving across the sand.
It is like a crab exodus! There are so many that it creates a bustling, orchestral sound as they scuttle across the sand. The crabs move quickly and then skilfully bury themselves in the sand. It's awesome to watch!
Here is a short video of the crab exodus!
There was also an Ibis bird busily eating the crabs. It was nice to see the ibis eating its natural food, rather than rummaging through a rubbish dump. I always feel sorry for ibises because it seems that humans have taken their natural habitat. I hope you enjoy the video!