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Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday Island, Australia
#70 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
... Whitehaven favourably to Boracay's White beach, Lamu coastline, South African beaches,Phi phi Island, Pacific islands, and the secret fabulous beaches of the med (Santa Teresa de Gallura, San Vito lo Capo).
Hill Inlet from the Air is incredible, take a helicopter (we used Hamilton Island air) if you can and you’ll get a private spot & lunch on one of the best beaches in the world, the sand quality is unbelievable and...
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Whitehaven Beach Airlie Beach, Australia
#85 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Still one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen a day tour to this location is a must when you are in Airlie beach, photos to treasure!
Whitehaven beats Caribbean beaches because of the beautiful green island surrounding it.
The Strand Townsville, Australia
#111 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
the best kept secret on the north tropical coast, wide open spaces, well kept and maintained, stunning views of the coral sea & magnetic island, stinger nets in abundance, clean sandy beaches, bars, bistros, take...
What a great area for walking, right on the bay and includes beaches, some good restaurants and at the north end, Kissing Point and the Barracks provide great views over the city as well as historical displays on...
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Horseshoe Bay Bowen, Australia
#125 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Beautiful spot and a great walking track to the lookout, lovely beaches with great swimming and fishing spots
I can see why it's ranked so highly out of Australia's top beaches - number 11. Beautiful in all kinds of weather
Seventy-Five Mile Beach Fraser Island, Australia
#134 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
We drove with automatics along the beaches and it was challenging at times since we drove with high tide too.
If you enjoy vast wide and long white sandy beaches with the waves rolling in on one side and vegetation on the other, you will love this.
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Eli Creek Fraser Island, Australia
#139 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
white sandy beaches.
Eli Creek is an incredible natural lazy river tucked away on fraser island! the water is so clean it can be drank and you can float all the way down back to the beach.
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Indian Head Fraser Island, Australia
#146 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
At the northern end you get to travel along the beach and pass many of the other special sightseeing attractions , so depending on the tide you’ll get to see one of the best beaches in Australia.
a beautiful walk to the top will give you a great overview of the ocean and beach, and possibly spot sharks in the water.
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Palm Cove Beach Palm Cove, Australia
#148 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
It is centrally located with easy access to the Atherton Tablelands & rain forests, Mossman Gorge & many other beaches, the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Port Stephens & most importantly there are many tours to the Barr...
In my opinion by far the nicest of all the Cairns Northern Beaches.A good range of eateries and cafes as well as boutique shops, 2 small grocery shops,and a post office.The area is kept lovely and clean.
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Airlie Beach Lagoon Airlie Beach, Australia
#149 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Beautiful holiday spot great base to experience the Whitsunday islands from with fantastic restaurants beautiful beaches many tours available
If you are tired of all the sand from beaches this is awesome as there is a lot of grassy areas to chill between the dips in the warm water.
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Four Mile Beach Port Douglas, Australia
#154 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Walking along Four mile beach and swimming is relaxing and a great beach Australia has for all to enjoy water is warm even in winter unlike Victoria beaches which are very cold in winter Highly recommend for a win...
Most beautiful beaches!!! Must come and swim in and see for yourself!!!! Spectacular views, warm waters, and lovely walks along the beach...
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Mission Beach Mission Beach, Australia
#155 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Endless tropical sandy beaches, the enchanting Dunk Island just off the coast, some of the best coral reef and atolls on the Great Barrier and the purely magical rainforests make Mission Beach a place you will nev...
Mission Beach is just a little village but actually there is a lot of activities to do! Beside skydiving or white water rafting, you could go for a walk in National Park, enjoy the wonderful beaches or visit beaut...
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Trinity Beach Trinity Beach, Australia
#157 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Absolutely stunning beach in growing Cairns Beaches area, perfect for families or couples, the most incredible sunrise.
Great hidden surprise of Cairns, great restaurants from fine dining to great eat in options, close enough to city/shops but isolated beautiful beaches.
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Geoffrey Bay Magnetic Island, Australia
#162 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
The walk along the beach at Geoffrey Bay from Nellie Bay to Arcadia provides beautiful views of Cleveland Bay and the mainland coast.
So there's a beach and a shipwreck, which is apparently great for snorkeling, however the highlight for me is hand feeding the adorable Rock Wallabies.
Catseye Beach Hamilton Island, Australia
#166 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Beautiful beaches with nice lounges to relax on and a great choice of water activities.
one of the best beaches!! Clean, lots of thinks to do (Watersports Center next to the beach) view is fantastic!
Etty Bay Innisfail, Australia
#171 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Etty Bay is one of the most simple yet gorgeous small beaches along the FNQ coastline.
Lovely beach, stinger net in place so also a lovely place for a swim, little shop there to grab some lunch or a little snack, also accomodation there if you fancy staying a night or two, definitely recommend visiting
Yorkeys Knob Beach Yorkeys Knob, Australia
#204 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
This has to be 1 of the best beaches we've been to! Hills in the background make for some excellent photo ops!
... the Northern end most times of the year but look out for the signs & don’t swim anywhere else as there is a chance of stingers in summer and there have been recent croc sightings at some of the Northern Beaches.
Finch Bay Cooktown, Australia
#232 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Finch Bay is a gorgeous secluded beach located just around the corner from the Botanical Gardens either by a short trip in the car or via a hike through the botanical gardens.
The tide was out so we could walk right up the beach and see the amazing rock formations and sit and relax.
Grays Bay Bowen, Australia
#239 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Bowen the "Gem of the Coral Coast" is famous for its beaches and has many to choose from but in my opinion Greys Bay is the best.
Coral beaches, aqua water and perfect for stand up paddle boarding.
West Point West Point, Australia
#244 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Take a drive out to West Point , just be aware that you definately need a 4wd , but once you are out there the sunsets are amazing , take a stroll along the beach and look at the coast of Townsville, take some wat...
West Point is a remote beach, which is a bit of a drive, but the road is good and it's definitely worthwhile to witness an amazing Sunset.
Yeppoon Main Beach Yeppoon, Australia
#250 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
The beaches here are just so incredible.
One of my favourite beaches.
Nudey Beach Cairns, Australia
#253 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
I have travelled a lot, been to Bali and Hawaii, enjoyed Tortuga Bay on Galapagos, etc. Now, I added Nudey Beach to my "the most beautiful beaches" list.
One of the nicest places to visit with some very beautiful beaches around the island.
Ellis Beach Cairns Region, Australia
#256 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
My wife and I set out on a hot, sunny late March, Friday afternoon to visit the beaches north of Cairns, Ellis Beach was as far as we went.
Another nearby stop for fun is a rocky outcrop on the beach by the road at Wangetti with hundreds of balancing rocks, just for fun and very photogenic.
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Monkey Beach Great Keppel Island, Australia
#263 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Both are lovely secluded beaches.
Another of Keppel's Coral viewing beaches.
Boathaven Beach Airlie Beach, Australia
#268 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
I loved going down to this beautiful beach every afternoon even if it was only for an hour as the tranquility and beauty was very relaxing and being able to swim every day in the middle of winter is my ultimate ho...
Although a man-made beach as part of the Port of Airlie marina development, this little beach is a gem.
Shelving Beach Great Keppel Island, Australia
#271 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Absolutely loved this Beach, just tucked away between Fisherman and Monkey Beaches.
Amazing coral, fish, rays, giant clams and turtles in the reef just off the beach.
Wonga Beach Wonga Beach, Australia
#276 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Wandering along the beach at low tide is amazing, with views toward Port Douglas, Snapper Island and toward the mouth of the Daintree River.
This is an excellent beach for long walks with the rainforest on one side and the ocean on the other - if you keep on walking in direction of Cape Tribulation you will come up with wild areas with rivers and littl...
Bucasia Beach Bucasia, Australia
#277 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
One odf the best beaches, big, long, be aware it has tides and you can see the signs about stingers, but we saw people in the water.
What a beautiful spot great views of a lovely beach.
Agnes Water Main Beach Agnes Water, Australia
#300 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
Low tide provided so much sand to walk on and we could have literally walked all the way to Seventeen Seventy!! Really relaxing beach and great for late afternoon stroll.
Lovely little beach a 10 minute walk from town.
Lamberts Lookout Mackay, Australia
#320 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
This lookout is well constructed and has an excellent covered viewpoint that allows a great view of the beach and ocean.
Beautiful beach and fun to explore afterwards too.
Putney Beach Great Keppel Island, Australia
#324 of 553 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Match: Beaches
GKI adventures have a hut at the spit junction of Putney and Fishermans Beaches where you can hire sup, jet skis, kayaks, snorkels and offer fishing trips and boat transfers to other beaches on the island - all at...
Putney Beach on Great Keppel is one of the best beaches in the world.