About Brighton, Queensland
Located on the east coast of Australia, on the southern coast of Queensland, is Brighton's Kite Beach.
The majority of this coastline is protected by a sea wall, which means the only safe spot to launch from in these parts is a 300ft man-made beach known to the locals as 'Kite Beach' or 'Brighton Beach'.
The windy season is from September to April, when the predominantly south-north easterlies blow. This spot works best from northeast, east to southeast, and the offshore westerly winds that blow in the winter months put a stop to most of the kitesurfing action.
The water varies from backwash chop coming off the sea wall, to super flat at low tide, when the water gets very shallow across the sand flats. The water temperature is increased due to the shallow sand bed, which becomes heated by the sun. So in the summertime, there's no need for a wetsuit.
Traveling to Brighton, Queensland
The nearest airport to Brighton Beach is Brisbane, which has services running to various destinations, including Hong Kong and Singapore, opening up the European corridor. The airport is situated 15km south of Brighton Beach, making it a simple enough drive up the M1. There are taxis and buses, but car hire is probably your best option if you plan to explore the coast for other spots.
Facilities At Brighton, Queensland
There are plenty of places to stay at Brighton Beach, from hotels and guesthouses to hostels. The facilities are good too, with plenty of bars, cafes, and restaurants offering foods from around the world. The fact that Brighton is part of Brisbane means that there is plenty to do away from the beach, including rock climbing at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, travelling down the Brisbane River on a golden gondola, and even trying a touch of sea fishing. There are also the usual bike rides, pleasure cruises, and aqua parks.
If you are looking for kitesurf tuition on Brighton Beach, we recommend contacting Brisbane Kiteschool
. The school’s lessons adhere to IKO
(International Kiteboarder's Organisation) standards, and each session is tailored to your needs, in order to get you riding as soon as possible.