Where is it: Captain Cook Parade, Deception Bay
Why we love it: A surprising piece of Queensland's history tucked away in the mangroves at Deception Bay!
Tell me more: Bancroft Sea Baths are man-made tidal baths that would fill with water as the tide came in. The baths were cut into the tidal sandstone at Deception Bay in the late 19th century and are a historical reminder of Australia's connection with the ocean! It's quite interesting to see these historical baths (they may be the only surviving examples in Queensland!). If you are ever in Deception Bay (check out our blog of Deception Bay here) - you must check out these heritage listed baths! They are very interesting and are an important part of Queensland's history!
Amenities: The park (adjacent to the beach) has toilets, barbeques and picnic tables! 👍👍👍
Parking: Parking shouldn't be a problem! 👍👍👍
Access: Getting to the beach is easy, but you might have to look for the baths! 👍👍
Best for: It's an interesting side-visit for the adults while you get the kids to the beach! 👍👍
Summary: It's a nice little visit to see these interesting sea baths, and a heritage listed structure at that! 👍👍👍
Hints: Check the tide times before you visit or else you may not see anything!
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