Beachmere, QLD 4510

3.5(17 reviews)

Ranked 246th best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Safe and sound
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Internet access
  • Peace and quiet
  • Parking

Not great for

  • Gym and fitness
  • Shopping options

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews of Beachmere, QLD

romack47
romack47
29th November 2021

"Quiet sleepy town"

Family friendly, great community, everything you need without having to go to a bigger town

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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suzannemurray
suzannemurray
22nd November 2021

"Beachmere - the SEQ Hidden Gem !!"

What a great place and the 'hidden gem'''. Suggest having a drive round yourself and check out first-hand. You'll see money being spent (by existing & new buyers) upgrading their properties, the introduction & expansion of a retirement living complex (Palm Lake's) and money spent on developing the foreshore (walk ways and erosion control etc). Downside - lack of decent public transport options. BTW - a stones throw from Bribie Island without the Bribie house buy/rent price tag.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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georginakelleher
georginakelleher
25th October 2021

"A dump"

So I really tried to like this place, I really did, having lived at Bribie, Deception Bay, Morayfield & Redcliffe all nearby towns, I tried my luck at the seaside appeal of Beachmere. When you compare it to all the other places nearby (yes, including Morayfield), Beachmere really is bad. It isn't just bad, its a downright shocking town.

There is nothing here - I was warned but I didn't listen. IGA is it, a bakery & a lot of empty shops. I kept having to drive to Morayfield just for a woolworths/decent food etc. which, let me tell you, is tiring on that road 20 mins each way. Now, lets talk about Beachmere Rd - what a joke!!! 80kmh but you get run off the road if you do that, hoons & drugged up locals fly down that road at 100kmh and then whinge about it on the community page. A very poor experience here, there's a reason its a no through road. Thankfully another storm surge might take this town away with it, hopefully they will rebuild from the rubble something nice.

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bethj4
bethj4
21st October 2021

"Terrible town - terrible beach - wrong turn, dead end!"

Moved here from closer to Brisbane with the hope to escape the hustle & bustle. Well, it turned out to be a dead end wrong turn. Completely AGREE 100% with any of the other truthful, negative reviews of this place - there is nothing but overpriced tavern, IGA, mozzies, centrelink recipients & mud here. Nowhere else to go without driving. After sunset, everything is shut. The two cafes are closed for months at a time. The "beach" - well hardly, rather the mudflats that are only used for those who let their dogs run wild. Don't even bother trying to have a nice stroll here you'll get mauled by a dog - no place for a swim or picnic. One end of town has horse crap & horse floats all over the park beach & car park - council and residents revel in it & do not care. Very disappointing place for what should and could be the most lovely along the coastline. Steer clear!

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georginakelleher
georginakelleher

I'm so sorry to hear about your experience, I hope you still don't live there - I lived there for a year, and thankfully it was only a year.

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robertporter-smith
robertporter-smith
14th October 2021

"Backward, going nowhere town"

Purchased a property and lived there full-time as owner occupier for several years & for the better part of that it became the worst place & decision I have made in my life thus far.

How did this place go so wrong? Well firstly, bad town planning. If you choose to spend your hard earned $$ on waterfront here - beware. Unlike nearly every other township on the Aussie coast, Beachmere does not have your family-friendly beachfront parks of adequate size (here you have the butt end of a road or off leash dog parks to use for recreation). Your waterfront home can quickly become encroached by members of the public who want to use the beach. This is primarily problematic at high tide when the beach is all but inundated & people/dogs/kids can very well enter your property (as the elevation is so low). No big deal? Well... that depends on your personal idea of privacy & the type of people who may enter your domain - there is quite a few colourful characters that roam around this backward place & nowhere is safe.

Beachmere will never have adequate services due to the fact that the town is landlocked by swamp & cannot be developed -A local mantra "we want it that way", - however the reality is half hour drive to nearest major supermarket or shops etc (1 hour return) Local services are limited, there will never be development to encourage a vibrant or attractive precinct (think Bribie or Redcliffe waterfront cafe's etc). Nup, it does not exist here & never will (and can't, waterfront is zoned low density residential & privately owned lots).

The fact that the town is so backward and disrespectful is also baffling considering its 1 hour to Brisbane - it would have to be the worst location this close to the city in any direction. The ''community'' revel in the fact that the area is what it is. Any nicety of Beachmere is usually quickly brought down by wrongdoing.

If you're looking in the Moreton Bay area, strongly consider any other coastal township before looking at Beachmere.

For the record, I have experienced many locations in the MB region including other seaside towns over many years.

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georginakelleher
georginakelleher

I never thought of that, but yes you are right, look at Bribie, Deception Bay.. ANY waterfront for that matter, there's beautiful parks, esplanades, cafe's, walkways all that, here its bogans and dogs on the "beach" and there's nowhere nice for a picnic unless you sit at the end of a street or in the childrens playground area.

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alexw27
alexw27
27th April 2021

"A nice suburb insulated by rural areas"

For transparency's sake I'm a home owner here, lived here for a few years. I hope my review is considered fair.

The good:
- It's not a thoroughfare for other suburbs, so you don't often get random troublemakers coming through.
- It's insulated from adjacent suburbs by farmland.
- Seaside access is a great asset, afternoon walks etc are great
- There are some helpful and friendly people in the area - good community spirit
- The review bashing house values is absolute BS. Don't take my word for it, look on realestate com au and see how many cheap homes are available - hardly any - compare that with adjacent suburbs. I'm pretty happy with my house values since I purchased it.

The bad:
- It has its share of idiots in the area, fortunately there aren't a lot of them. Like the ones that don't understand the concept of driving appropriately in a built-up area. If you have kids, be wary of this.
- Internet access - it's excellent at my place but it's very hit and miss. The Govt used to have a map of the NBN nodes online but have since removed it, so internet quality is a lottery depending on where you are.

I haven't lived here long enough to see serious flooding issues, do your homework. Overall I consider this one of the better Moreton suburbs, but like most it's not without its problems. If you're considering a house with a reasonable block size at a reasonable price (as compared with the new overpriced 300-400m shoebox lots currently in fashion in new subdivisions), I think this is a good spot.

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cazb
cazb
12th January 2021

"Low socio economic dump. Would be fine for parolees"

Mainly asbestos shacks with streets that don’t have proper kerbing and channeling. Houses and gardens almost all look like rundown rentals. I have seen better looking housing commission houses. Very depressing suburb. Most residents look like they are on parole or day release. Low socio economic area and it shows. My husband lived there for many years as he tried to sell and he says it’s always been a dump. House bought 13 yrs ago hasn’t increased in value , would be lucky to sell without making a loss. Some streets flood. Buyer beware it’s cheaper than Woodridge for a reason.

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steveh47
steveh47

Not a very factual or accurate review of this lovely relaxing and quiet bayside suburb. Any quick search of median house prices will prove this. A quick calculation leads me to believe your husband probably purchased his house just moments before the financial crash in 2008 which would explain why you have so much negative energy on the subject.

daniela29
daniela29

Absolutely agree steveh47.
I recently moved back into Beachmere amazed with the progress.
Great investment opportunities as perfect little hideaway amongst the suburban sprawl

robertporter-smith
robertporter-smith

Actually this is quite accurate with a 2 year full time experience living here - perhaps theres been growth, but the area is still a low socio economic dump as put. Anyone who revels in that will never be able to agree.

bethj4
bethj4

Haha at the above 'progress'' comment. What progress? Must have moved back to the town from the 1950s or something. In 2021 there are 2 ''cafes'', IGA, overpriced nearly-closed tavern and a few bits & bots here & there - have to drive everywhere for everyday things, can't swim, can't walk on the beach without being harassed by someones mongrel dog & a general community bonding of the poor & unfortunate who want it to stay this way.

georginakelleher
georginakelleher

I agree, this place is a joke - does not matter if people are paying more money to buy here, they are everywhere else - the same crap shacks & parolees are still rolling around that town & always will.

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greggoodenough
greggoodenough
29th October 2019

"Magnafique"

Sleepy seaside viliage , fishing , walking , quiet , peaceful , lovely community spirit

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trishaheslam
trishaheslam
29th October 2019

"No place like home"

I have had 30 years of watching a small village grow into a thriving community, and seeing the younger generation take over where we left off, Nobody can top the years of Beachmere in the 90’s where I was very involved with the popular Over 50’s club that had a band called Sheer Bedlam, Bus trips ,Pantomimes, Melbourne cup parties, and an incredible memory of wonderful people to share it all...that’s why it has 4 stars instead of 5, as history will never repeat itself..But Beachmere is still the lovely village by the sea that appeals to residents and tourists alike, the scenery, the bay, the shopping centre, medical facilities, school, kindy, real estate, bus services, and the tavern all in close proximity, but most of all the lovely people that live here are the icing on the cake. Why would we live anywhere else?

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  • Families with kids
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kay-j
kay-j
1st July 2019

"Great little town"

Ideal bayside town with easy travel times to both Brisbane City & Sunshine Coast
Great community atmosphere with the choice of town living; acreage living; and beachfront living too

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  • Families with kids
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loren
loren
29th May 2019

"Proper hole"

Full of crime and dole bludgers. We sold up and got out as fast as we could. The above 1 star comments are 100% correct

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"Safe for children, low crime. Aesthetically pleasing parks and waterfront."

Very quiet town, not much in the way of eateries and nightlife. Suit sea changers who want to be close to airport and brisbane city.
City and interstate train nearby. Local council keep the place in good order. Great community spirit.

Great for

  • Picturesque
  • Good school
  • Boaties paradise
  • Away from the rat race
  • Quiet
  • Sense of good community spirit

Not great for

  • Beachmere road can flood and cut the town off when there is alot of rain and the tides are high

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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"Great Seaside Community"

Put a visit to Beachmere on the list.

Great for

  • Away from the rat race
  • Quiet
  • Sense of good community spirit

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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"Quiet and relaxing area, friendly neighborhood, perfect for anyone who likes spending time near the water"

Great for

  • Quiet
  • Away from the rat race
  • Sense of good community spirit

Not great for

  • There are a couple of bad streets (not all of them though)
  • The servo and IGA shut early
  • Beachmere road can flood and cut the town off when there is alot of rain and the tides are high
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LizBond
LizBond

What are the bad streets ?

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"Good place to buy"

Nice, if you like camels and commodores.Not so good if you don't like bogans and live stock

Who lives here?

  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"A lovely place to live"

A really quiet small community. Close to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast but feels a million miles away.

It's right on the bay and close to Bribie Island it has fantastic recreational facilities.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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