With 6973km of sun-drenched coastline, Queensland is the hostess with the mostest when it comes to sharing our stunning beaches with the world.
Queensland beaches ignite pinch-yourself moments as you step onto the sand of some of the world’s best beaches; and we aren’t the only ones who think so. Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays and Nudey Beach on Fitzroy Island in Tropical North Queensland are just some of the stunners that take out ‘most beautiful beach’ awards by the likes of Trip Advisor and Brad Farmer’s 101 Best Beaches.
Enjoy the luxury beach-side resorts, panoramic ocean views and family-friendly activities on the Sunshine Coast. Strut down stunning beaches and soak up the active beach culture or watch the pros catch a wave on the Gold Coast. Let down your tyres and embark on a 4x4 beach adventure along the sand highways of the Fraser Coast. Or, BYO hammock and sit back for sunset on the palm-fringed beaches in Port Douglas or Palm Cove.
With many Queensland beaches accompanied by vibrant seaside towns sporting their own unique personalities, stay and play for a seaside vacay and really explore the region. Need more inspo? We have 14 more Queensland beaches for you to soak up.
Blessed with impeccable weather, warm water temps and the stunning beauty of the Queensland coastline, Queensland is a surfing mecca and home to some of the most popular surfing tournaments in the country. Whether you’re an experienced wave-rider or you’re yet to stand up on a board, Queensland has a wave with your name on it. Here are our top 3 surf breaks in Queensland or, for extra ideas, check out Queensland Surfing: The Pro Tour.
Is there a better sound to fall asleep to than the constant hum of waves gently crashing on the shore? We can’t think of one. Take the beach highway and camp under the stars at some of the best beach camping spots in Queensland.
If you aren’t into ‘roughing it’ and glamping is more your style, we have a range of beach glamping spots to add your wish list instead.
Minjerribah Camping is situated on North Stradbroke Island just off the coast of Brisbane. The shady camping ground sits on Cylinder Beach with a direct north orientation. The camp site is named after the The Quandamooka People who have lived on Minjerribah (now known as North Stradbroke Island) for over 25,000 years. Minjerribah Camping has 60 unpowered tent sites and 8 powered sites and includes toilet and shower facilities, BBQ and kitchen facilities, a playground, washing facilities and free WIFI.
The perfect recipe for a family-friendly beach requires a few key ingredients. First step is finding somewhere with calmer waters protected from winds, within eyesight of your beach baggage (as you know it takes an army to carry in equipment and set up shop for a family beach day).
Add in a shady area of the beach for sun reprieve where kids can play out of direct UV rays. Mix in some shallower areas (without crashing waves) where the younger children can safely frolic on the water’s edge. And for the cherry on top, flavour with a picnic or playground spot in close proximity to the beach, for the family to take five and refuel after some serious sun time.
Apron on? Now make some quality family memories together at these Queensland family-friendly beaches.