Situated on the shoreline of Deception Bay, Beachmere began as a sleepy fishing haven near the mouth of the Caboolture River, but the development advance of the last decade has embraced the township as part of Brisbane’s outer suburbs.
Its beachside character, however, has resisted progress and it remains a vital link in the Moreton Bay ecosystem.
Before the arrival of the white man, Beachmere was of obvious cultural and spiritual importance to local Aboriginal tribes. Close by, a bora ring has been preserved to maintain that bridge to the past. The ring is believed to have been used for Aboriginal initiation ceremonies.
Beachmere is in the south-eastern coastal fringe of the Caboolture Shire and, as its location suggests, is at the hub of the Deception Bay fishing and recreational boating industries.
Beachmere lies just to the south of one of the most prolific fishing ground in south-east Queensland and the safe aquatic playground of Pumicestone Passage. This protected stretch of water separates Bribie Island from the mainland.