First Avenue

Local attractions

  • stroll from FIRST AVENUE B&B along the waterfront;
  • or to local restaurants and coffee shops overlooking the bay; 
  • Cycle along the waterfront path and admire views of the bay and adjoining historic Queenslander homes;
  • relax in the nearby public pool beside the bay;
  • cook a BBQ in one of the many picnic areas along the foreshore;
  • watch children fishing and crabbing from the pier, or toss over a line to try your luck;
  • admire stunning sunrises & sunsets over Bramble Bay;
  • walk barefeet in the sand & spend time to admire the views &   mounds of tiny shells along the bay’s wide foreshore on low tides;
  • Enjoy the tranquility of the picturesque gazebo in Dowse Lagoon a short walk from the B&B, past the local shopping centre with hairdressers, convenience stores & post office, located only one block from the B&B.
  • relax and enjoy a book down by the bay, or a complimentary cuppa in your unit or on the upstairs sheltered verandahs of 1st Avenue B&B.

Only a short walk from 1st Avenue B&B to Sandgate railway station – take a 35 minute train ride to the CBD if you wish to be tempted by the capital’s city stores, or enjoy one of the world class live shows at nearby Boondall Entertainment Centre. 

The popular Sunshine Coast is only a one hour drive north of Sandgate – visit Noosa, the Glasshouse Mountains, Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo,quaint Montville in the hinterland and return to your comfy base at 1st Avenue B&B

Or if boating is your scene, a well appointed marina and yacht club are only a short drive from the B&B.