Another good family beach, Nobby Beach has calm beach breaks and plenty of picnic areas. Miami Beach offers a relaxing beachfront with plenty of shade, sheltered barbecue and picnic areas. The surf picks up a little when there’s a south-easterly, beaten only by the swell off Burleigh Point. Fishing off the rocks during a small swell, when the wind is teasing from the west, is your best chance for a decent catch of dart and bream. The fishing platform at Pizzey Park is the spot to catch mangrove jack, bream and flathead around high tide. Head south to Burleigh along the path or head up the cliff to some breathtaking views.