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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.


The Latest Clontarf News


Local News   •   28-6-2022  •   Kylie Knight

MPs detail Budget spending in electorates

Big-tickets projects and funding packages may have dominated headlines following last week’s State Budget, so Moreton Daily asked MPs for each of the electorates in the Moreton Bay Region to reveal what’s in it for their constituents.…

Local News   •   14-4-2022  •   Nick Crockford

Hundreds back new call for Anzac Ave bridge

Calls for a pedestrian bridge to be built over Anzac Ave, by Hercules Rd State School in Clontarf, are back - and getting louder.…

Local Stories   •   7-1-2022  •   Jodie Powell

New chapter for Clontarf Beach Scouts

Clontarf Beach Scouts’ new flood-free den is providing more opportunities for young people. Read more here……

Boating & Fishing   •   15-12-2021  •   Tony Lincoln

Fishing with Tony Lincoln | Exploring the Peninsula

WITH holidays coming, and already here for some, I wanted to use the column this week to encourage you all to get out and about and explore the wonderful area we've got right on our doorstep.…

Entertainment   •   23-11-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Aiming for the Star

Thomas Armstrong-Robley is taking Jersey Boys – the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to a new audience at the Star Casino. Find out when it's on...…

Snakes storm to Brisbane 7s title

Redcliffe Rugby Juniors were celebrating on Sunday when its Under 12 Girls 7s team won the BRJU Division Two championship.…

All eyes on Redcliffe for huge day of Girls 7s

Redcliffe Junior Rugby Club is preparing of one of the biggest days on its sporting calendar.…

Dragon Boat Festival a first

See dragon boats in action and enjoy free vegetarian food, fun games for the family, stalls and entertainment, when the Dragon Boat Festival comes to Clontarf for the first time on June 20.…

Colourful bouquet of flowers, art

Redcliffe Floral and Art Festival will be back to its blooming best this week, when it returns after a forced hiatus in 2020. Here's your preview to the much-loved event.…

How tides affect fishing success

Fishing expert Tony Lincoln explains how fish respond to changing tides and when you’re most likely to have success.…

Club homing in on new base

Redcliffe Triathlon Club (RTC) has big reasons to celebrate - it had four category winners at the recent Moreton Bay Triathlon and the club is getting closer to permanent home base.…

Making splash in Moreton Bay

The 'full' signs were up early in a number of the race categories such was the demand from entrants of all ages ahead of the Moreton Bay Triathlon at Pelican Park, Clontarf on May 9. …

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Pelican Park | Clontarf

Pelican Park located in Clontarf on the Hornibrook Esplanade overlooks beautiful Bramble Bay and Moreton Bay Marine Park. It's a beautiful spot to take the kids for a couple of hours of play in one of the playgrounds, host a birthday party or take the boat out on the water. …

Hays Inlet Eco Path | Clontarf

Opened in August 2019, the Hays Inlet Eco Path in Clontarf was made available for all members of the public to observe and become aware of the natural value of the remaining wetland. …

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