If you want diversity on your next paddle boarding session then Pelican Waters is the place for you! From the canals to Bell’s Creek in the south to the Pumicestone Passage and the windy SUP wing surfing at Caloundra there is plenty on offer.
The Main Points
- Location – Bell’s Creek, Pelican Waters, Queensland Australia
- Cost – Free
- Conditions – Salt Water tidal creek
- Other users – Occasional small fishing boats
- Entry Point – Access sandy beach from carpark
- Surrounding amenities/Bathrooms- Bathroom on site.
Paddle Boarding Bell’s Creek at Pelican Waters
Having seen the wind forecast predicting 17km/hr winds I decided on the more sheltered option of Bell’s Creek for a paddle. In amongst the mangroves it was a great option and the tide was in my favor. As you can see in the video below the water isn’t very deep and is quite silty on the bottom which could be problematic for getting stuck if you need to get off your board for any reason.
Amongst the mangroves there are wee islands and sandbanks. While I am not a fisher, I am sure there is a plethora of seafood to be caught here. Anyone for SUP fishing? It is an interesting emvironment to explore and if the wind allows as easy paddle out into the northern end of the Pumicestone Passage where you can cross over to the northern and more remote part of Bribie Island. But that will have to wait until SUP Bloke is back as I am hoping there will be some amazing drone opportunities. Stay tuned!!
As mentioned the very northern end of Bribie Island in the water between it and Caloundra is a popular place for kite surfing and can get quite windy. If you have a wind wing or sail it could be a great place to play. Alternatively there is the canal system within Pelican Waters itself which could be good if you want to go house shopping!! As far as I can tell it will be a more built up environment than the other options on offer. Either way there is a great wealth of paddle boarding locations in and around Pelican Waters.
Watch our Video on Paddle Boarding Pelican Waters here
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