Baxter's Jetty

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Posted 2024-02-03 by Gillian Chingfollow
Get out your fishing rod, prepare the bait and tackles and drop a line in the waters at Baxter's Jetty.



While the Shorncliffe Pier is a standout heritage site within the Moreton Bay region of South East Queensland, attracting fishers and joggers, another neighbouring Jetty sits nearby along the banks of Cabbage Tree Creek. Cabbage Tree Creek is the previous name for the suburb of Sandgate.

Baxter's Jetty was originally built in the 1880s in this quaint and historic seaside suburb north of Brisbane. What was formerly known as Corporation Jetty, this is the place where tragically local oyster supplier (from Oysters Saloon)and landowner John Baxter drowned in 1897 and the fishing spot was renamed in his honour.

The fish which you may come across in the waters of Cabbage Tree Creek include flathead, perch and jewfish. If you decide not to fish yourself, there are plenty of takeaway fish and chip shops along Flinders Parade and in Shorncliffe, including the Sandgate Fishmonger, Doug's Seafood Cafe, and Flinders Seafood and Bar, which are dine-in and takeaway.

Baxter’s Oyster Saloon, Shorncliffe, undated. Image credit: State Library of Queensland


Beside the Jetty is Frank Doyle Park with seating benches, shaded trees, public toilets and water views, which is a nice spot to overlook the water, watch instead of fish or rest after a stroll along the walking paths. During my visit, a stand-up paddleboarder was also taking advantage of the gentle waters on a hot summer's day.



The park also captures views of the Sandgate Yacht Club, which was founded on the 14th of February 1912, making it the oldest established boating club in Sandgate and one of the oldest sailing clubs in Queensland.

To see Baxter's Jetty, head to Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe. It is free to visit and open 24 hours to the public. Free parking is also available. Council buses also pass near the area and the Sandgate Train Line is nearby.

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