I’ve been longing to take Benny to the seaside again and with temps soaring in Brisbane at the moment, I thought today would be the perfect opportunity.
I was recently chatting to a few other Mums about the lack of shaded parks around Brisbane and Logan, making it hard to take small bubs out and about during the day. There are so many local beautiful parks to visit, with great playgrounds, but they are often lacking any sort of shade, making midday visits impossible.
One of the Mums suggested the Esplanade at Paradise Point, on the northern end of the Gold Coast, so I thought I’d pay it a visit.
At a cruisy 35-minute drive from Daisy Hill, it was the perfect distance for one of Benny’s catnaps…I even managed a drive-thru coffee on the way! Happy, rested baby and caffeinated Mum on arrival – a win win!
Parking was free and easy, with spots lining the entire esplanade, including in front of the shops and cafes – a great option for food, coffee and ice-cream if you haven’t packed your own.
With our trusty ALDI picnic mat in tow, we found a lovely spot right on the waterfront, under a beautiful big tree.
The facilities at this park are second to none. Complete with a variety of playgrounds, undercover tables, fitness equipment, a fishing jetty and even a volleyball/badminton court, it’s perfect for kids (and adults) of all ages.
An area of the beach is sectioned off for safe swimming, with sail shades providing respite from the sun, making it an ideal spot to take little ones for a dip in the ocean.
Shaded pathways are great for a leisurely walk with the pram – I even managed to get my Ergo baby carrier out for the first time and give it a whirl. Benny was in his element…facing out of course…he suffers from a serious case of FOMO if he’s facing inwards.
Benny loved the sea breeze, the sand between his toes and dipping his feet in the warm water.
We will definitely be back!
Watch this space for more great finds on where to take your baby out and about in South East Queensland.
C Buzz x