A blog written by Senior PR Account Executive, Grace Armitage
It may be grey and cold here, but over in Australia the sun is shining. Where better to bask in some Aussie rays than in Queensland’s sunshine state, home to many of the world’s best beaches.
Here’s our pick of just five of Queensland’s fantastic beaches…
For white sand…
Whitehaven Beach, The Whitsundays
If the pure-white, squeaky clean sand and brilliant blue water of the Whitsundays isn’t enough to lure you here, then the fact that Whitehaven is one of the most secluded spots in the Whitsundays will. Whitehaven Beach is a beach with pure silica sand so white it has won countless awards for its perfection and so pristine that people bring their silver to polish in the sand.
For a private paradise…
Lizard Island, Tropical North Queensland
Lizard Island offers the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, with 24 white sand beaches to choose from – the resort is so exclusive that every guest can actually have their own private beach for the day. The ultra-luxury resort offers private beach picnics and helicopter tours over the reef. The Cod Hole, one of the area’s world-famous dive sites, is just a short boat ride away.
For the surfers…
Agnes Water, Town 1770
If you are looking to embrace Australia’s quintessential laid back surfer vibe then look no further than the Town of 1770. Camp on a grassy knoll overlooking the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and wake up each morning to estuary and surf side fishing, the chance to surf on Queensland’s most northern break, Eurimbula, Deepwater and Round Hill national parks, sand boarding and Loggerhead turtle nesting. You’ll feel a bit like explorer Captain Cook himself, whose year of landing in this region gave name to the township of 1770. This is a lovely, 6.6 kilometres of serenity.
For the adventurous….
Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast
Just north of the Sunshine Coast, Rainbow Beach is the perfect place to camp out and explore by 4WD. This is heavenly sub-tropical, coastal country – about 107 kilometres north of Noosa – where the fishing, boating, surfing, prawning and crabbing are all sublime. Rainbow Beach, is a major entry point to the 41,000 hectare Cooloola National Park, which offers one of the great four-wheel drive excursions in Queensland. The park itself is wild and beautiful, and the beach’s sand bright and colourful.
A local secret…
Cooya Beach, Tropical North Queensland
Visitors to this remote beach in Queensland’s tropical north can learn how to spear fish on the beach and in the mangroves that are connected to each other by the ever changing mudflats and tidal lagoons.
To escape the crowds…
Main Beach, Gold Coast
The birthplace of the bikini is undoubtedly the place to surf in Australia, they didn’t call it Surfers Paradise for nothing. As the golden stretch of coast becomes more popular, more surfers are escaping the crowds and heading to Main Beach, situated at the northern end of the Gold Coast. Not only is it home to the old bathing Pavilion but also houses the Southport Surf Club, the first to make its mark on the Gold Coast in 1936 and right next to a sprawling shady park which is perfect for oceanfront picnics.