Four of Queensland’s Must See Beaches

Stunning. Breath-taking. Glorious. These are just some of the words that could be used to describe Queensland’s world-famous beaches. With kilometre after kilometre of coastline, the sheer number and variety of the high calibre beaches on offer is astonishing. It’s little wonder, therefore, that visitors, both international and domestic, continue to flock to the Sunshine State in search of pristine sand, crystal-clear water and lazy sunbaking. Without further delay, here are four of the beaches that should appear on your summer to-do list!

Palm Cove Beach

Thanks to both Mother Nature and human ingenuity, you’ll find everything you could wish for at Palm Cove. Situated approximately 20 minutes north of Cairns, this inviting beach has a wide stretch of unspoiled sand, cool blue water and first-rate amenities, including picnic tables and free barbeques. Indulge in some water sports, bask in the sun or recline against a palm tree with a good book – the choice is yours. Directly behind the beach, you’ll find a wide array of accommodation options on Williams Esplanade, including Peppers Beach Club and Spa Palm Cove.

Catseye Beach

Standing on this picturesque beach, you’ll be pinching yourself as you gaze around at the scenery before you that seems too good to be true. White sand is greeted by the gentle lapping of vibrant blue water, while the greenery of land looms in the distance. Overhead is the jagged-edged fronds of tropical palm trees. Catseye Beach is one of Hamilton Island’s most popular beaches and is right across the road from the Reef View Hotel. It’s also home to Hamilton Island Beach Sports, meaning you can hire snorkelling equipment, catamarans and paddle boards in no time.

Lover’s Cove

A perennial favourite with wedding parties, Lover’s Cove is a gorgeous sheltered inlet situated on Daydream Island. Along with its transparent waters and white, soft sand, the beach features a beautiful coral reef that is just waiting to be explored by inquisitive snorkellers. Positioned on the beach is a wooden deck, perfectly poised for a sunset dinner and drinks by the sea. Follow this up with a blissful night’s sleep at the nearby Daydream Island Resort and Spa, where you will enjoy quality service, a wide array of recreational facilities and tours, and endless dining options.

Whitehaven Beach

If you’ve ever seen the Whitsundays advertised online, in a brochure, on television or in a magazine, chances are that you’ve seen a photo of this unbelievably breathtaking beach. Situated on Whitsunday Island, Whitehaven Beach runs along seven kilometres of coastline. Pack a picnic, take some photos, laze in the sun and relax in the water – whatever you do, contentment will reign. At the beach’s northern end is Hill Inlet, a cove where the incoming tide causes a swirl of sand and water, resulting in truly beautiful scenery. To reach Whitehaven Beach, you can travel by ferry, boat, yacht or even helicopter!

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