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Bribie Island
Fishing Caboolture River
Pelican feeding at Redcliffe
Wild pigs
Tiny soldier crabs
Montys Marina Beachmere Road
Beachmere Bowls
Local Playground and BBQ area
Glasshouse Mountains
Rainbow Lorikeet
Skiing Somerset Dam
Sunshine Coast
Masked Lapwig Bird
Mr Roo from Beachmere
Mr Roos family
Mr Roo taking notice in Randolph Street
Beachmere Sunrise looking towards Redcliffe
Beachmere Sunrise Looking towards Bribie
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Why come to Beachmere?

Beachmere is just 10 minutes from Caboolture. Beachmere is a small township right on the water and has fresh air and cool breezes, It is very flat and ideal for bike riding and walking. Because Rippas Retreat is situated on one acre of land and surrounded by gardens and homes that are in a residential rural environment it gives a feeling of peace.

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Fishing and boating

  • Fishing and boating has always been a reason to go to Beachmere.  There is a large Boat Building and Repair Shop with hardstands on Beachmere Road that attracts the boat enthusiasts.  The Caboolture River can and does produce Bass, Tarpon, Bream, Flat head and Mullet on a regular basis with Mangrove Jack showing up in the summer months. There is some good stream bank cover in some areas that is always worth a cast at and plenty of snags, rocks and drop-offs there for those who have a decent fish finder. There has been no reports of Jungle Perch in this river for some years now due to the presence of a weir just upstream of the Bruce Highway at Caboolture. An ineffective fishway on the weir is in dire need of an upgrade to allow native fish to migrate both up and downstream to complete their life-cycle. Bass and Mullet are stocked upstream of the weir by a local Fish Stocking Group. Another problem is the amount of rubbish that can be found in the river around the Bruce Hwy and Caboolture town. There are a few feeder creeks that flow into the Caboolture. 
  • Crab pots are a popular means of catching a feed. Yabbying is a popular activity though hard work for the person using the yabby pump. You need a yabby pump to find your own bait and it can be fun for the family as the children search around the muddy water looking for yabbies to collect. Whiting and bream are probably the most popular fish caught.
  • Tiny crabs bury in the sand and scamper along to escape during walks in the sand.


  • Beachmere has a local club situated in the middle of Beachmere township.
  • Bribie Bowls Club is popular and well knows and stages world class events.
  • Caboolture Memorial Bowls Club is a short 10 minute drive from Beachmere..


There are several gold clubs in the area, eg Bribie, Caboolture, Beerwah, Glasshouse Mts, Redcliffe.

Tennis Courts

  • Courts are available for hire at the local Sports Club in Rogers Street just 100m from Rippas Retreat
  • Real tennis enthusiasts would probably prefer Caboolture Lawn Tennis Association courts.

Tourist Attractions

Beachmere is a short drive to many tourist attractions:

  • The Caboolture Historical Village was established in 1959 and covers the local heritage with over 70 display buildings.
  • There is an air field 10 minutes away for those interested in gliding and light planes.
  • At the Caboolture Airfield there is a Warplane Museum; motor gliding, and ultra light training from this aerodrome.
  • The Wineries at Mt Mee and Ocean View would be popular for those who like a drop of red or white.
  • 4 x 4 Driving on the beach at Bribie Island (a permit is required); or, the rugged terrain of D'Agular National Park.
  • Dayboro is  a historic town situated in the region's south west and has an art gallery, craft, food and antique shops.
  • There are animals galore in the Moreton Region.  Visit Lyell Deer Farm at Mt Samson.
  • During summer each year some 50,000 Shorebirds migrate to coastal areas including Dohles Rocks, Hays Inlet, Rothwell, Newport, Toorbul and Bribie Island.
  • Charter Moreton Bay with fishing, whale watching in season, by booking a cruise.
  • Take a horse ride at Kurwongbah, Wamuran and Bunya.


  • There are several four-legged family areas at Clontarf, Caboolture, Deception Bay, North Lakes, Bunya, Bray Park, Warner and Dakabin while Red Beach at Bribie Island is a favourite for beach loving pooches. Beachmere has a beach park at the very end of Biggs Avenue.

Wild Life

At Rippas Retreat wild life come and go and become very quiet and tame especially those who get fed.

  • Kookaburras and Magpies become pets as they are fed small bits of meat
  • Kangaroos graze next door in the 260 acres and often come by the fence in the late evening
  • Rainbow lorikeets are often seen taking the nectar from the bright flowering trees
  • There are animals galore in the Moreton Region.  Visit Alma Park Zoo at Dakabin, Lyell Deer Farm at Mt Samson.
  • During summer each year some 50,000 Shorebirds migrate to coastal areas including Dohles Rocks, Hays Inlet, Rothwell, Newport, Toorbul and Bribie Island.
  • Every year the masked-lapwig bird which has long skinny legs, lays eggs in the open yard and, with its partner, puts up a song and dance if you go near them, and in fact will try to chase you by flying overhead.
  • Wild Pigs roam the vacant land and at night and occasionally can be heard grunting as they dig/root around searching for fresh shoots and yams.
  • Wild ducks are very tame and feel at home in the yard.
  • Seagulls are in abundance on the mud flats as the tide goes out. The dog was always sure he could catch one but they were too smart and just managed to fly high enough to tease him.

Renovating at home

If you are renovating and need a home away from home this self-contained two bedroom unit would be very comfortable.  There is storage available if required.  You can also bring your pet.




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Quiet, relaxing and comfortable.  Had a great experience especially with the walks along the beach and the very friendly wild life. We would definitely recommend and come back again. Thanks Rita

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