Best Beaches in Queensland

If you live in Queensland or are there on a holiday, this page has been created to give you some options for the best beaches!

It could be where to find the bluest water, secret locations, safest swimming or the best dunes.

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Victoria Point

Family

Victoria Point – Thompson’s Beach

Park facilities and calm beach with free parking

Tanya

Wynnum Beach, Brisbane

Wynnum Beach in Brisbane may not be the most beautiful beach in Australia, but Brisbane being a bay, its beaches are very sheltered and perfect for young families. I took my niece here in August (winter!) and we had a lot of fun paddling in the shallow water and eating hot chips and ice cream. I grew up going to Wynnum Beach, and it’s great to see my niece loving it, too! If you’re in the area and hungry, I’d recommend Grace Takeaway. It’s a small family run business, and much better and cheaper than its next-door competitors. Plus, there’s a great playground with lots of shady picnic areas, and in summer the playground has a water park and salt water pool section for the kids.

Shelley

Cabarita Beach

Cabarita Beach. Just beautiful!

Lynne Maxwell

Coochiemudlo Island

A short foot passenger ferry trip over from Victoria Point ferry terminal, straight off the ferry and a short walk to an ideal quiet beach spot to enjoy the day.
We meet friends that have there own boats and JetSki’s here

Tanya

Raby Bay Beaches Cleveland

A lovely spot that has three swimming coves with sandy beaches.
Calm waters with options to hire paddle boards and kayaks.
A nice park with picnic benches and bbq’s to celebrate birthdays and spend the day down by the water.
A designated dog beach for those fur members of the family.

Tanya

Stradbroke Island Flinders Beach

Stradbroke Island Flinders Beach
A beautiful beach to visit for a day trip or to camp at.
A place for the kids to enjoy the water, collect shells, make sand castles and play some beach sports.
This beach is a favourite of ours. Accessed by 4×4 and a ferry crossing from Cleveland across to Dunwich.

Tallebudgera Beach

A pristine beach that has life guards present in certain spots.
A great beach for all the family to enjoy. Take the shade protection, picnic and most importantly buggy board so the kids can ride the waves in.
A beautiful beach to paddle your feet in as you walk along the waters edge

Tanya

Burleigh Heads with Lisa

Good if you like surfing – very cool place.

Palm Cove, Cairns, with Lisa and Fam

Whitsunday Islands

Take a day trip to Whitsunday Islands for the most amazing snorkeling and beach fun. If you have a beach bbq watch the birds don’t pinch your steak!!

Lynne Maxwell

Trinity Beach, Cairns

Chance Bay, Whitsunday Islands with Amy

Surf

Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads Beach
A absolutely spectacular beach. A great beach for the surfing, we had the opportunity to watch a surfing competition while we was there, the skills some people have was amazing.
It’s not just for the surfers though, it’s great for the whole family to enjoy.
Plenty to do and see with lots of lovely restaurants along the waters edges.
A beautiful Gold Coast beach to explore

Tanya

Surfers Paradise

A busy day trip or short break destination. Beach destination with shops, bars and restaurants a plenty!

Lynne Maxwell

Hidden

Nudey Beach – Fitzroy Island

Nudey Beach is found by taking a ferry from Cairns to Fitzroy Island in the Great Barrier Reef.  From landing its about a 20 minute trek around the island in varying terrain until you reach this magical spot.

Fitzroy Island, Great Barrier Reef

Arriving at the island is an experience in itself.

Hideaway Beach with Amy

Epic spot that stole our hearts.

Amy – Smiths Dream Down Under

Other

Daydream Island, Whitsunday Islands with Amy

Stradbroke Island Main Beach

A perfect spot to enjoy a 4×4 drive along the beach, put your canopy out on your car to sit under and enjoy the sound of the ocean, take a dip if your confident to or just paddle and walk along the edge

Tanya

Airlie Beach

Our favourite place by far…. Wow where to begin?

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The Whitsundays as you know are home of the Great Barrier Reef. Here you have crystal clear waters, beautifully coloured coral, massive yachts on bright blue turquoise water, quaint & quirky shops, shopping centre, plenty of eateries, friendly people, tours available everywhere & an amazing community that pulled together & built a fantastic play area facing the ocean.

Lots of jobs here, lots of caravan parks, rest areas & bbq areas but book the caravan parks in advance. They are slowly building up the area, you’ll find lots of land & places for sale.

There’s also a massive super tall kids park which will or should attempt to tire the kids out & give you anxiety while they fly up the cargo net.But it’s fine! I got you… grab yourself a drink from many of the beach bars & coffee shops about 2 minutes down the road.

You’ll find picnic benches & plenty of shade here too.

This area & Shute Harbour relies heavily on tourism and they can have cyclones during their wet season but their last really major one was 2017 & it wiped out Shute Harbour. They are slowly building it back up again.

Around the corner at Shute harbour you will find plenty of activities & every type of boat ride you can think of. Snorkelling, swimming, boat trips, trips to the islands, glass bottom boat rides, something for everyone & age.

They have begun building on a few of the other islands & you’ll see boats drive across with big rocks.

Beautiful place, it should definitely be on your bucket list. The photographs don’t do it justice.

The Beddows family

Bribie Island with Mars

Port Douglas with Jacqui

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