There are reefs along the length of the Redcliffe Peninsula and plenty of places suitable for launching a kayak. Depending on which reef you want to target it makes sense to launch close to that reef and spend less time paddling and more time fishing. To access the reefs around to southern end of the peninsula, there is probably no better place to launch than Margate.
From the Northern end of the Houghton Highway Bridge, proceed along Hornibrook Esplanade to Woody Point. Turn left onto Oxley Avenue then, after about 800 metres, turn right onto King Street and continue until your reach Whytecliffe Parade.
There is a single lane boat ramp off Margate Pde at the end of Eveline Street. There are areas either side of the ramp for unloading or setting up but there is no parking area and cars must be parked in the street. The ramp is also quite exposed to wind.
Instead of launching at the ramp, a couple of hundred metres south of the ramp (in Whytecliffe Parade) there is an off-street parking area.
Here you can park right at the edge of the beach for an easy launch. The beach is also protected from southerly winds by Scotts Point.
There are several picnic tables and barbecues along the foreshore and an amenities building that includes showers.
For fishing reports see Redcliffe Peninsula.