Hydeaway Bay Beach is on the coast of the Whitsundays, around 45 minutes drive north of the tourist town of Airlie Beach. The beach at Hydeaway Bay is a lovely sandy beach over 1.5 kilometres long. Covering the beachfront area along the main street, Hydeaway Bay Drive, beachfront homes make excellent use of the direct beach access and endless views across the water to Gloucester Island, Saddleback Island and many more. Dotted along between the houses are several beach access ways for the public to gain access to this beautiful stretch of soft, sandy beach. The beach is fringed with shady trees and the rocks at the end make for excellent exploring. The fishing from the beach can be quite successful but there is a boat ramp at Dingo Beach, just around the other side of the headland, if you'd like to try your luck offshore.... more
A little convenience store at the Hydeaway Bay Caravan Park is the only shop in town, but there is a pub at Dingo Beach and two beachside restaurants/ eco resorts at Cape Gloucester, just at the northern end of Hydeaway Bay.... less
Yes. Dogs allowed, on a leash
How To Get There
From Shute Harbour Road, take the Gregory-Cannonvalley Road turn-off to Hydeaway Bay and Dingo Beach. Keep an eye out for the sign to Hydeaway Bay on the right, and from there it's around another 20 minutes drive along Dingo Beach Road till the Hydeaway Bay turnoff to your left. If you hit Dingo Beach you've gone too far by about two to three kilometres.
Access Public Transport
There is no public transport to Hydeaway Bay.
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