When it comes to incredible beaches, Queensland is absolutely blessed, as this massive state has hundreds of them. While the Gold Coast beaches get most of the attention, a lot of your best options lie quite a bit further north. The following are the top 10 Queensland beaches, all of which would make the perfect destination for your next holiday.
Located on the eastern side of Whitsunday Island, this magnificent beach is six kilometres long, and has the most pure, white, and soft sand that you’ll ever see. The best way to see what many claim is Queensland’s best beach is by seaplane.
The main departure point for those heading to the Whitsundays, Airlie Beach is absolutely gorgeous. While you won’t find any surf here, you will find, crystal clear, beautiful, warm water.
Located south of Innisfail, Kurrimine Beach is not well known to tourists, making it a great spot to escape the crowd and do a spot of fishing. A large reef means this isn’t the best place for boating or fishing, but still a fantastic family beach picnic or fishing option.
This is a good place for surfing, fishing or just sunbathing, and is the picture perfect Queensland beach. For those that live here, they get to wake up every morning looking at paradise.
Home of the Noosa Festival of Surfing, this gorgeous beach is just minutes from nearby Noosa accommodation including the Noosa Shores resort. For a spectacular beach, it rarely feels crowded, making it an ideal holiday location, and while the surf is never huge, it occasionally gets decent.
With the recent establishment of a resort, this beach is in the process of transitioning from a relatively unknown Cairns residential beach, to a high-end holiday destination, and is yet another beautiful north Queensland beach.
This is the southernmost beach in Queensland and regarded by some to be the best surfing beach in the State. This is one of the easiest Queensland beaches to get to, and has a wide variety of accommodation available nearby, making it an extremely popular option for a surfing trip.
Located 30 minutes drive south of Surfer’s Paradise, Coolangatta is a beautiful little beach town with a stunning beach. Fishing off the rocks at either end of the beach can hook you some decent-sized fish, and with the surf being moderate at most, this is the ideal spot for a family holiday.
The highlight of Port Douglas, this is one of those beaches where you can go for a decent walk, and the stunning scenery will have you in a relaxed state of mind. With numerous hotels and holiday resorts nearby, it’s a good thing this beach is so long, because it can get quite busy.
Another of north Queensland’s beautiful beaches, this 14-kilometre long, banana-shaped beauty is set among word heritage listed tropical rainforest. Just off the beach lies the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, and Dunk Island Resort.