Redland Bay, located in the south-east of Redland City is bounded by Double Jump Road, Cleveland-Redland Bay Road and Moogurrapum Creek in the north, Moreton Bay in the east, the Logan River, Serpentine Creek and Logan City in the south, and German Church Road and Heinemann Road in the west. Redland Bay has a land area of 4,661 hectares or approximately 47km2. Redland Bay is thought to be named to describe the area; red soils surrounded by a bay.
Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming and fishing. A small township was established in the 1880s. Significant residential development did not occur until the 1970s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population trebling between 1991 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. Growth was particularly rapid from 2001 to 2011. Today, Redland Bay has a growing residential community in the east of the suburb, and significant rural and conservation in the western and southern areas.
Major features of the area include Redland Bay Golf Club, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Bayview Conservation Park, Serpentine Creek Conservation Park, Redland Bay Shopping Village, Red Edge Shopping Centre, Weinam Creek Marine Commuter Facility, Kindilan Outdoor Education & Conference Centre (Guides Queensland), German Church Quarry, Azure Park, Bankswood Drive Park, Charlie Buckler Memorial Sports Ground, Cliftonville Place Park, Denham Boulevard Park, Fielding Park, Main Street Park, Neville Stafford Park, Point Talburpin Park, Sel Outridge Park, Talburpin Esplanade Park, Toms Park, Tucker Reserve, Redland Bay Community Hall, Jack Gordon Pathway and one school.