The northern Brisbane suburb of Brighton is caressed by cooling Moreton Bay breezes. It is almost ringed by water, with the bay to the east, the Pine River estuary to the north and the western boundary defined by Bald Hills Creek.
The main access from the south to this near-island suburb is by either the Deagan Deviation or Brighton Terrace.
To the north, the viaduct spanning the mouth of Pine River takes you directly to the Redcliffe Peninsula, which lies in the lee of Moreton Island, a village-studded national park which boasts the highest sand dune in the world: 280m Mt Tempest.
Charter craft offering island, fishing and whale-watching cruises in Moreton Bay and reef and game fishing beyond the protective island chain are constantly plying the waters off the Brisbane coast.