Description Shorncliffe is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is situated northeast of Brisbane and is the neighbouring suburb of Sandgate.In 1865 a company was formed to construct the pier, and it was finished in 1872. The pier still stands reaching out into the bay over a century later. The pier is the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race in April and is an element in many photographs and pieces of art circulating in Brisbane art galleries. With views of Redcliffe peninsula, the Boondall Wetlands, Moreton Bay Islands and the Shorncliffe cliffs, the pier is a feature in the nautical landscape of this northside Brisbane suburb.In late 2000 the pier was refurbished and repainted. Currently the boardwalk leading to the pier and the adjoining parks are undergoing large scale renovations which are aimed at attracting tourists to the area and reclaiming its bayside suburb character.