Woorim Beach, Bribie Island
We love an island you can drive to. Just north of Brisbane is Bribie Island, connected to the mainland by an 831-metre-long bridge. There are calm swimming beaches – and stunning views of the Glass House Mountains – from the old-fashioned island’s Pumicestone Passage side, but zip over to the surf side for a body-surf or body-board. Woorim Beach’s small, consistent waves don’t attract surfers but they’re great fun for a saltwater frolic. As a bonus, you can lie on the sand and soak up views across to rugged Moreton Island. Behind the beach are cafés where you can access a convenient caffeine hit or pick up fish and chips.