Clontarf

About Clontarf

Bordered by water on two sides, Clontarf is the first suburb reached after crossing the Hornibrook Highway onto the Redcliffe Peninsula. With sprawling beaches, parks and playgrounds Clontarf is the perfect destination for families to live and explore. Clontarf is renowned for its many pelicans that reside in the area, you can generally find a pelican perched on top of a light pole along the waterfront.

The waterfront is also a popular fishing spot, with fisherman casting a line from the Hornibrook pier or Clontarf Beach. With a boat ramp located in Pelican Park, boaties and jet skiers can easily take advantages of the open tidal waters of Bramble Bay from Clontarf.

An industrial area is located in Clontarf is a significant source of employment for the region.

Facilities

Two adjacent shopping centres are on the southern tip of the suburb as well as stand-alone small businesses and corner stores service the locals in Clontarf.

Clontarf Beach State School and Clontarf Beach State High School and Grace Lutheran Primary School provide education services to the suburb. Additional schools are available in neighbouring suburbs on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

A beachside Caravan Park is located at Bells Beach Clontarf, featuring up to 50 powered sites, toilets, showers and a con operated laundry.

Major Events

Pelican park is often the site of busy community events on the weekend, including Redcliffe KiteFest, Jetty 2 Jetty, Kites Queensland fortnightly fly days and Moreton Bay Triathlon.

Redcliffe KiteFest, held annually in June attracts over 30,000 to Clontarf for an entire weekend of non-stop family friendly entertainment.

Jetty 2 Jetty fun run in 2019 relocated to Pelican Park after being held in Woody Point for many years. This annual fun run can see upwards of 5,000 runners compete in one of four distances from 3km, 5km, 10km or the Half Marathon that start and finish from Pelican Park.

Things to see and do in Clontarf

History of Clontarf

For much of history the foreshore area encompassing Pelican Park at Clontarf was a series of mudflats and a reef. With the sea so close, cars travelling along Hornibrook Esplanade were often splashed with sea salt in stormy weather. In 1971 the aftermath of cyclone Dora caused a tidal surge that severely impacted the Clontarf foreshore and a decision was made to reclaim parts of the foreshore, including the area now known as Pelican Park.

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