Cleveland is a quaint little suburb located on the western shore of Moreton Bay just 16 miles east- southeast of Brisbane, Australia. This historic seaside town is home to more than 15,000 people who are proud of their suburb and have made this beautiful bayside settlement one of the more beautiful and peaceful places for people looking to settle or only looking to spend their holidays.
Things to do in Cleveland
The suburb has a mixture of old heritage buildings and plenty of attractions. Besides the appeal of seaside living that offers a lot of water-based activities like boating, fishing and yachting there are other things that Cleveland offers like the Cleveland Heritage Walk that meanders the beautiful heritage listed buildings like Queensland’s first licensed pub, the Grand hotel right to the wooden lighthouse. There is plenty of art and cultural establishments that are not to be missed like the Redland Art Gallery that has different art exhibitions and a collection of over 400 artworks by more than 140 artists.
The town center’s main street is dotted with artworks and curios and every Sunday there’s a farmer’s market for locals to get their fresh produce. There are plenty of places to go and things to do. If you are looking to get a couple of drinks then stop at the Grand Hotel’s Pub, it is old, but it is still the main watering hole for the town’s people. There are newer establishments like “The Bench”, a boutique bar that serves a selection of fantastic local craft beers. There is a restaurant located where the old courthouse and jail is located. It’s a popular stop for a lot of tourists on the heritage walk, and the food is more than decent. There are a couple of restaurants in town that offer different fare from your average fish and chips to a hearty plate of BBQ’s ribs.
The people of Cleveland
Cleveland has a tight-knit community and it’s not uncommon to see a couple of old timers engaging in a game of barefoot bowl or see families and neighbors enjoying a sunny day with picnic baskets whilst the kids get to spend time on the playgrounds of the foreshore of building sand castles on the small beaches that are dotted around the bay.
There are a variety of homes and house styles from post war-elevated wooden homes and charming wooden seaside cottages to single-storey brick homes and apartment blocks. They’re a residential harbor and canal estate with private jetties for those who can afford a more than modest living. There are a lot of people who have holiday homes in the area and often rent out their homes to tourists.
Cleveland is a small suburb with virtually no traffic. This is due in part to the fact that most amenities are within easy reach as well as to an excellent public transport infrastructure. There is a railway station that provides access to train services to Brisbane and back. A typical journey from Brisbane to Cleveland takes about 56 minutes. Brisbane also links to the Pacific and Gateway Motorway. Besides the train and motorway, as part of Redlands, Cleveland has a network of buses that make getting around easy.