Monday, May 7, 2007

Streets Beach

Streets Beach South Bank Parklands
Streets Beach is the current name for the South Bank Parklands Beach. Completed in June 1992, this man made swimming beach is one of the major features of the parklands. The beach areas main feature is a lagoon containing chlorinated fresh water, with enough water to fill five Olympic swimming pools. Surrounding this are sand beaches, palm trees, rocky creeks and subtropical trees and exotic plantings. Streets Beach is the venue of some of the biggest events held in the parklands, with the annual New Year’s Eve Party at South Bank being a primary example. The beach area was designed by Desmond Brookes International.

Streets Beach South Bank Parklands
The beach is incredibly popular during the summer months. Lifeguards are on duty all year, with extended hours during summer. At the moment for April through August, the beach is patrolled from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Access to the Parklands is free, as is using the beach, although you may have to pay for a locker to store beach going items. At the moment, it isn't too busy, but the unseasonally warm weather we have been having certainly had a lot of people swimming today.

Streets Beach South Bank Parklands
How lucky are we to have a swimming beach of this quality in the middle of the city? I believe it is quite rare to have this type of facility freely available to the public. I love that you can come down here and have a dip in such a great location and with such fantastic surrounds. Even the new Aquativity water area is next door. Streets Ice Cream currently have the naming rights for the beach, which is also great because you are guaranteed to be able to get ice-creams all year round. MMMmmm Magnums. The map reference below shows just how significant the beach is within the parkland.

Cheers, I Love Brisbane, Wes.

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Little Miss Moi said...

Dear wes. I have never been swimming in this beach - there's none of that anonymous feeling of stripping down to togs like when you're up the coast and an hours' drive from home! But my friends with kids absolutely think it's great for the kiddies to paddle in.

Brisbane Kids said...

There have been so many great renovations to this area recently resulting in it being even more amazing than it already was. The beach area is really great when you've done hours of shopping and you just want to dip your feet in or have a little swim to cool off. The annual new years eve fireworks seem to be getting better every year. Its great to see how family oriented this area has become at this time of year.Great post, thans for supporting South Bank