Are you looking for the perfect getaway? If you are, pack your bags and head to one of the 10 best Queensland beaches that the sunshine state has to offer.
In Queensland, there are a variety of different beaches that cater to a whole range of people. If you are looking for a more peaceful and relaxing holiday then beaches such as Myall Beach in Cape Tribulation would be a perfect fit for you. If you are in search of a beach that has plenty of activities and adventure, then you should head to beaches such as Coologatta beach on the Gold Coast.
Below, we’ve created a list of the top 10 beaches to try in Queensland so that you can spend more time at the beach and less time researching.
Voted as Queensland’s cleanest beach in 2013, Currumbin is one of the most picture-perfect beaches you will come across on the Gold Coast. This beautiful beach has plenty of activities for people of all ages to enjoy so that there is never a dull moment. Some popular activities include visiting the surf museum, exploring the nearby Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, or even just going for a swim in the calm waters of the Currumbin Creek Estuary.
The beach at Burleigh is one of the calmest beaches you will find in Queensland, making it the perfect place for a family fun day at the beach. It is situated, between one of the most iconic Gold Coast beaches, Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta, with plenty of access to restaurants, cafes, parklands, markets, and the Burleigh Heads National Park which has walking tracks with ocean views. If you are seeking a relaxing and calm beach holiday, that is less commercialized and crowded – then this beach will be the perfect fit for you.
With its soft sand and crystal blue water, Coolangatta beach is another Gold Coast beach that you will want to visit. This beach caters to everyone, with its surrounding parklands, wheelchair access to the beach, volleyball courts and a local Surf Club. The water at this beach is also very calm and safe, making it perfect for swimming or even beginner surfers.
The beautiful Noosa Main Beach is one of the most, if not the most, iconic beaches on the Sunshine Coast. With bustling Hastings street just behind the beachfront, there is always so much to do at Noosa’s Main beach. You can dine at award-winning restaurants and bars, shop in beautiful boutique stores, take a load off and book a spa day or even hire a lounge chair and cabana to have a relaxing day at the beach.
Whether it’s the main beach at Mooloolaba or a little further around towards the spit, it’s one of the most beloved beaches on the Sunshine Coast. Both tourists and locals flock to Mooloolaba for its beaches, seafood, and entertainment. Behind the beach, there is an esplanade that includes many outdoor cafes, restaurants, and fashion boutiques. If you are a seafood lover, within two minutes of the beach, there is a Wharf with trawlers bringing in fresh seafood daily.
Situated between two World Heritage-listed locations, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, Myall beach is a beach you should visit in Queensland. To get to this secluded beach, you can take the Myall Beach walk from the Kulki car park and go through the rainforest, which takes you straight to the breathtaking beach.
North Stradbroke Island is home to Cylinder beach. It’s been awarded as Queensland’s best beach for two consecutive years by Surf Life Saving Queensland in 2018 and 2019. This beach is particularly loved by families, as it has safer swimming conditions than much of Stradbroke Island. A short distance away at Adder Rock, you’ll find a patrolled beach too. Cylinder Beach has camping options just meters from the surf, and many picnic areas. If you are not so keen on camping and having picnics, don’t worry. There are many restaurants, cafes and hotels within walking distance from Cylinder beach.
This beach is probably the most beautiful beach I have ever visited in Australia. Furthermore, it’s located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s only a short trip from the nearby Hamilton Island. This famous beach is picture-perfect with its pure white silica sand and beautifully coloured blue waters. Trust me – this is a beach you will want on your bucket list.
Fitzroy Island is located approximately 45 minutes from Cairns in north Queensland, by boat. This beach is a peaceful and relaxing environment that’s secluded. In the waters off the shore, you can snorkel and explore through the shallow coral reefs. Snorkelling & admiring the colourful marine life that lives on the reefs of Fitzroy Island draws many to the area. So, if you find yourself on Fitzroy Island, make sure you visit Nudey Beach. You can’t pass up experiencing the natural beauty of the place.
Heading north to Cairns, Trinity Beach offers a laid-back lifestyle. This beach is one of many northern beaches that line the Cairns Coral Coast. Behind the beach you’ll find the esplanade, lined with almond and coconut trees. Near Trinity beach, there is holiday accommodation, dining options, playgrounds, and BBQ facilities. Also, there are many different walking trails nearby to explore all the beautiful native flora and fauna.
So, don’t sit around feeling sad that you can’t travel abroad. Come and explore the beautiful Queensland beaches instead.
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