9.1 out of 10

Brighton

Ranked 48th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.2999333986554 153.057831170768
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"A sleepy seaside niche - quiet, family orientated, good value housing (wont last forever!)"

We moved to Brighton QLD 4017 12 months ago. I can't believe the value for money and lifestyle here! Brighton has to boom, considering it's close proximity to the new Redcliffe urban re-development, fantastic investment in infrastructure close by (new Ted Smout Bridge) and accessible public transport to the CBD. Buses stop regularly on the main street and the closest train station is Sandgate, a 6 min drive with ample parking or a 17 min bike ride (from our place). I commute everyday from Brighton to the CBD for work and my transit time is 28 mins total. We never have traffic jams in Brighton or neighbouring Sandgate or Shorncliffe areas. When I get off the train each day after work, I take a breath of freash air, knowing the CBD stress is long gone and the smell of the sea is just a short stroll, bike ride or drive away. Many many great parks, lagoons, wetlands, cycle paths and the expansive ocean front that stretches from Brighton past Sandgate and around the headland of Shorncliffe. Perfect mix of million dollar houses and cute little post war cottages and grand Queenslanders. Most traditional land lots are much larger than the pokey estates of recent years. Our block is 755 m sq. I believe Brighton is relatively undiscovered and offers a lifestyle of parks, outdoor fun, stand up paddling, kayaking, cycling and most popular of all - kite surfing! Other suburbs in Brisbane simply have shopping or parks to visit. Boring. The close proximity to water, whilst still being elevated is the best of both worlds. In my opinion, you should grab a piece of Brighton now before the median price reaches it's closest classier neighbours of Sandgate and Shorncliffe...Just over the Ted Smout Bridge (or Hornibrook Bridge) you have Clontarf and Redcliffe, earmarked as 2 of the potential biggest growth suburbs in QLD thanks to the extention of the train network. Oh, and with regard to flooding, only the foreshore of Flinders Pde needed to sandbag (just in case) in the 2011 floods. Most of Brighton is evevated and has no flooding threat. Although no waterfront houses were inundated, everyone was ready, yet pleasantly surprised when nothing happened. When looking for land close to the water, as with any coastal town, look for evevated land, not flat and low lying.
Pros
  • Grocery shopping close
  • Excellent parks, cycling & ocean sports
  • Fabulous schools & daycare
Cons
  • Still a lot of "The Builders" & "Baby Boomer" generation here (an older suburb)
  • A few daggy old stores still surviving like "Russells" in the main street of Sandgate
  • No chic upmarket fashion boutiques. You have to travel to Chermside, Valley or CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 06, 2016

"Seaside lifestyle"

We moved here a few years ago. Lovely area for walking and cycling along the foreshore or around the streets. Nice mix of homes.

Friendly quaint area, feels very safe. We don't feel like we are living in a city.

Easy access to M1 motorway north or south. Train from Sandgate to CBD an easy commute.

Excellent schooling in this area with everything you need here. Including good cafes and bars featuring lots of live talent.

People are helpful and friendly which we appreciated being new to Brisbane.

Nice to see there seems to be good support for local small business here. We try to as we don't like malls.
Pros
  • Excellent parks, cycling & ocean sports
  • Grocery shopping close
  • Fabulous schools & daycare
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Lifestyle- Desirable seaside suburb on the rise."

Agree with lots of other comments. I have rented here while building in other areas of Brisbane but have had to move back to Sydney for work. We have recently purchased a house as an investment in Brighton as we love the seaside area, the prices are so much better than neighbouring Sandgate which is a stroll or bike ride away. Road access to City/Airport/Redcliffe/Sunshine or Gold coast is so easy from Brighton. Great for kids and good rental returns and cap growth potential but we don't really care as we actually really want to move back when we can. (No interest in living within the 5-10km of the city & floody river many are spruiked).
Pros
  • Excellent parks, cycling & ocean sports
  • Grocery shopping close
  • Plenty of child care
  • Fabulous schools & daycare
  • You could safely leave your doors open in this suburb, although I would not do that. But is is very safe.
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to everything and still affordable"

Pros
  • Excellent parks, cycling & ocean sports
  • Plenty of child care
  • Grocery shopping close
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best suburb on the planet"

Best place I ever lived, although we are on the waterfront...Quiet and peaceful and the friendliest people I ever encountered as neighbours.
Pros
  • Excellent parks, cycling & ocean sports
  • Grocery shopping close
  • Fabulous schools & daycare
  • Plenty of child care
  • You could safely leave your doors open in this suburb, although I would not do that. But is is very safe.
Cons
  • No chic upmarket fashion boutiques. You have to travel to Chermside, Valley or CBD
  • A few daggy old stores still surviving like "Russells" in the main street of Sandgate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"We look forward to the weekends now"

Every weekend we ride along the Brighton / Sandgate foreshore with the kids. We moved from north western suburb of Cashmere. We can't believe how quiet Brighton is. The train station is close - a choice of Sandgate or Deagon stations. We have not encountered any heavy traffic here. 30 mins to the city. The lifestyle here has a healthy, simple, quaint feel about it. We look forward to raising our little cottage and planting daisies! We don't have sea views, but we are within 500m walk to the beach on elevated land.
Pros
  • Excellent parks, cycling & ocean sports
  • Grocery shopping close
  • Fabulous schools & daycare
  • Plenty of child care
  • You could safely leave your doors open in this suburb, although I would not do that. But is is very safe.
Cons
  • Still a lot of "The Builders" & "Baby Boomer" generation here (an older suburb)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Number 1 Suburb in Brisbane! Great place to live, feel like you are at the beach everyday!"

Pros
  • Excellent parks, cycling & ocean sports
  • Grocery shopping close
  • Fabulous schools & daycare
  • Plenty of child care
  • You could safely leave your doors open in this suburb, although I would not do that. But is is very safe.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Sleepy area off Sandgate"

I have lived in Brighton on and off over the years, it is a lovely area to raise children and to feel safe. There are local shops on Beaconsfield Tce that have just upgraded their IGA, there is a medical centre, newsagent, bakery, butcher, gym, real estate, Thai takeaway. Also off Nathan Street is another little local shopping strip. There are a variety of schools in the area, Brighton State School, St Kieren's, Bracken Ridge High School, Nashville Primary School, although personally I would probably send my children to Sandgate or St Kieren's. Depending on where you live in Brighton, you can access buses that go to Sandgate and to Redcliffe vicinity. But in some areas the only bus available on a regular basis is the 310, which does go to Toombul on to the City. I have found public transport to be a bit slack really, you are best to have a car if you live out here. Access to Chermside takes two buses, and even to get to the Bracken Ridge TAFE you need to take two buses, yet it is a 10 minute drive away. It is convenient to Sandgate and to the beaches with lovely parks like Decker Park. It is a lovely area, just needs a better public transport system, and maybe also some more affordable housing for those who can't afford to pay high rents if they do not have a mortgage.
Pros
  • You could safely leave your doors open in this suburb, although I would not do that. But is is very safe.
  • Plenty of child care
  • Excellent parks, cycling & ocean sports
  • Grocery shopping close
Cons
  • Public transport could be a lot better.
  • Cost of living as far as renting goes or if you are on a low income.
  • No chic upmarket fashion boutiques. You have to travel to Chermside, Valley or CBD
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Such a nice life"

It's a lovely, quiet place to raise a family and everywhere you turn there is something natural to explore. Love the beach. Love the wetlands. Love the walking tracks and the bridge. Love the severly undervalued property! Perfect.
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SandyToes
SandyToes I agree, the property is so affordable here in Brighton. We just bought an investment. It's amazing that the median price in Sandgate is >$750K and good ol' Brighton in $360K. The old houses are screaming to be reno'd or removed. It's only a matter of time before things catch up :-)
2yrs+
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3/5
2yrs+

"Nice and quiet"

Brighton is a nice friendly and relaxed environment for singles, couples or families.
5/5
2yrs+

"Relaxed Family Living by the Sea"

Brighton is a lovely place to live. An ordinary suburb in extraordinary surroundings. Nature is everywhere with the ocean, the wetlands and woods and all the beautiful parks and esplanades. It's location next to Sandgate means easy transport to the city and if you are in the car it is a 2 minute drive to the Gateway Motorway for easy access to both Gold and Sunny Coasts and the Airport. There is a huge variety of housing from flats, townhouses, little weatherboard cottages to your million plus mansions on the waterfront. Anyone can live here and does...a wonderful mix of socio-economic groups all exchanging a friendly smile as they enjoy their morning or evening walk along the lovely breezy seafront.
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tej tej
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
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tej tej
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"close to city but relaxed seaside living"

lovely town that gives you that country feel but is close to everything.
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hel hel
5/5
2yrs+
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice place for a weekend"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"best place in brissy"

somewhere to be if you have time to smell the roses, theres lots of beautiful scenery to take in.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Brighton"

The parts of Brighton closer to Sandgate Village I prefer. I lived about 2km from Sandgate central and found I always had to use the car. There are some shops and decent schools. Never spoke much with the neighbours.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A little piece of paradise in Brisbane"

Brighton is the bigger, less expensive cousin next to Sandgate. Right on Bramble Bay with its parks and walkways. A quiet suburb with no passsing traffic, it is safe and friendly.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Easy going affordable suburb"

I have lived in the area for close to 20 years and have lived on Bribie Island and central Brisbane and find the area a wonderfull place to call home. I have a love of water and find I can do all my hobbies like fishing, sailboarding and kite surfing by walking a few meters to the water and no matter what the weather I have something to do. My partner and I also like taking our fold up chairs and sitting under the trees that dot the foreshore for a late afternoon sit by the bay and watch the people of the bayside walk their dogs, play with the kids or watch the kitesurfers zip across the water.
We in Brighton are blessed with a nice sandy beach at decker park with a great play area for kids and a off the leash dog park that I think is the best on the bay. Where else can you have a family day in one area that offers all that and then be able to go for a bike ride.
The other great thing is transport, we are so close to the Deagon deviation and have a choice of going up or down the coast so quickly or even an easy trip to the airport and city. Busses & trains are also available with good time tables.
I love the area for its people who are from all walks of life and different economic back grounds. We do not have to pay overpriced values just because of a suburb name. If you look at the whole northern bayside, it is really one large common area with no real geographic division, so why pay more for a name when you really know no matter where you live in the area it's all the same.
When I get old I look forward to my time in Eventide to spend my last years in the area I love.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Brighton - Bayside Living!"

Brighton is the northernmost suburb of Brisbane City, Australia, located 19km north of the Brisbane CBD. The Nashville locality makes up much of the southwest of the suburb.

Brighton features mostly suburban housing. The large nursing home Eventide, run by the Queensland Government, is within Brighton.

Brighton was also home to the World War II barracks of the RAAF Air Training School between December 1940 to May 1946 and was built on reclaimed land. After this time it became The Eventide Nursing Home

The main pub in Brighton is the Brighton Hotel located along Beconsfield Terrace. An early settler, Captain William Townsend, bought the Brighton Hotel and used it as his home and, once sold in 1893, it was used as an orphanage. It resumed being a hotel in 1912

Brighton Includes three primary schools; Brighton State School, Nashville State School and St. Keiran's Catholic Primary School. The northside Autistic Children's Therapy Centre is also located in Brighton

Brighton has a wonderful woodland wetland protected by the local government. This natural reserve is made up of three woods; namely Goodenia Woods, Pimelea Woods and Dianella Woods. The land is so called a wetland as it fills with water during heavy rain which flows into a small tidal creek, Copold Creek, that flows under one of the main roads of Brighton, Beconsfield Terrace, and then leads to Bramble Bay between 15th and 16th Avenues.

Brighton has a wonderful woodland wetland protected by the local government. This natural reserve is made up of three woods; namely Goodenia Woods, Pimelea Woods and Dianella Woods. The land is so called a wetland as it fills with water during heavy rain which flows into a small tidal creek, Copold Creek, that flows under one of the main roads of Brighton, Beconsfield Terrace, and then leads to Bramble Bay between 15th and 16th Avenues.

Brighton is a desirable Brisbane suburb due to both the ease of public transport, such as the train service from nearby Sandgate, and also the wonderful bayside esplanade. This peaceful parkland esplanade follows the coast between the Houghton Highway bridge and Sandgate. The esplanade is used by walkers and cyclists and enjoyed by families. Brighton's beach is used by kite surfers and also walkers during low tide. The road that follows the esplanade is called Flinders Parade named after the navigator Captain Matthew Flinders who was the first European to discover the area in order to establish a penal colony for Lord Brisbane, Governor of New South Wales.[citation needed]

The southern ends of the Houghton Highway and Hornibrook bridges are found at the northern end of the suburb, connecting to Redcliffe City at Clontarf
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