One of the great joys of visiting the Fraser Coast, is that you can hand pick a beach to suit your style. Whether it’s the stinger-free waters of calm Hervey Bay or 4WD-friendly 75 Mile Beach, there’s plenty of options from which to choose.
For a real retro experience, head to the seaside villages of Toogoom, Burrum Heads and Poona. The Fraser Coast beaches are also home to a wide variety of accommodation, activities, cafes and restaurants.
With its calm, clear waters, it’s little wonder the migrating humpback whales love to swim here, and you will too. There’s 14km of pristine beaches here which makes it ideal for swimming, diving, sailing, watersports and fishing.
Check out Scarness-Torquay Beach which runs between Toonan Toonan Creek and Urangan. This 6km north-facing beach is backed by a shady reserve and The Esplanade, and is protected from swell by Fraser Island.
Located on the east coast of beautiful Fraser Island, 75 Mile Beach, so named because it is approximately 75 miles long, is one of the only beaches in the world that is also a registered National Highway for cars and a landing strip for light aircraft.
75 Mile Beach isn't safe for swimming or surfing due to its rough waters and a high shark population. It is, however, the ultimate 4WD adventure destination, a fisherman’s paradise, as well as home to a number of iconic attractions, including Eli Creek, the Champagne Pools and the Maheno Shipwreck.
Perched at the mouth of the Burrum River, this peaceful seaside village is ideal for swimming, fishing and camping. Rent a holiday house or stay in the caravan park which steals pole position across from the water. There are some great selfie spots along the river.
Meaning “place of rest” in local Aboriginal dialect, it’s a fitting description for sleepy Toogoom, an old small settlement on the southern banks of Beelbi Creek. Enjoy lovely waterfront dining here and stay in one of several holiday apartments or the caravan park.
The Poona Palms Caravan Park is considered one of the most picturesque in Queensland and the surrounding area is renowned for its top fishing and camping spots with safe beaches. Stay in a self-contained unit, waterfront eco villa, or camp here.
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