Nudgee Beach is a small costal town west of Brisbane, and is a popular cycle destination on weekends.
It's not a highly developed tourist area, and it's a mud beach rather than sand, but the charm lay in the costal atmosphere.
What to do in Nudgee Beach
The main attraction to Nudgee Beach is the large park along the water. There's a Fish & Chips shop along the main road, so many people take the trip out simply to have lunch at the seaside.
If you're lucky, you'll stumble on the roving ice cream truck. Hot tip: lick quick. The hot sun is vengeful :)
There's a serene boardwalk through the wetlands featuring a bird-hide for watching the wildlife. The route is a total round trip of 1.6km.
There's also fishing and boat/canoe landing areas. The town offers a few basic cycling facilities including toilets and drinking water, although there's no designated parking so you'll have to find a pole if you wish to lock up.
The Boondall Wetlands boardwalk is also just out of town.
Cycling to Nudgee Beach
It's possible to ride to Nudgee Beach from Brisbane almost entirely off-road, and entirely from as far as Mitchelton along the Kedron Brook Cycleway.
There is a concrete cycleway that runs most of the way from the motorway and cycleway connections out to the beach. The cycleway ends just at the edge of town, but traffic is sparse and the cycle route follows the quiet residential Chaseley street.
The cycleway branches off from the Moreton Bay Cycleway at Nudgee, between the Boondall Wetlands and Jim Soorley Bikeway sections, so you can get the entire way to Nudgee Beach on cycleway from Nudgee, Boondall, Toombul, and beyond.