Council has installed CoastSnap, a citizen-science coastal photo monitoring system at nine regional sites.

CoastSnap stations can be found at:

  • Woorim - Fifth Avenue
  • Woorim - Edwin Schrag Memorial Park
  • Bongaree Jetty
  • Deception Bay - Beaufort Place
  • Scarborough Beach - northern groyne
  • Queens Beach North - Scarborough
  • Queens Beach - Scarborough
  • Redcliffe Jetty
  • Suttons Beach - Surf Life Saving Club

Our coastal environments are continually changed by storms, tides, and other natural processes that impact beaches, landscapes, wildlife and habitats. Coastal change can happen slowly or it can be very fast, like erosion during a storm.  It can affect our natural environments, parks, public facilities and the lifestyles we love.

CoastSnap allows you, the citizen-scientist, to play a role in taking care of our natural coastline, one snap at a time.

With CoastSnap, local residents and visitors can collect high quality data, from fixed stations, to monitor and measure changing shoreline conditions.  The photos shared by you and other members of the community can help Council to monitor and manage changes to our beaches. 


Video transcript

Using CoastSnap is easy.  Simply place your phone in the metal cradle, snap a photo of the coastline, and share it using the free App (Apple or Android). Now you can become a citizen-scientist, to help Council monitor and respond to erosion.

Moreton Bay CoastSnap - it is as simple as “see it, snap it, share it”. For more information refer to the CoastSnap information sheet(PDF, 2MB)

Time-lapse videos

View our time-lapse videos to see how our coastlines changed from January to December 2023. Time-lapse videos provide valuable insights into the dynamic nature of our coastal environments.