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Beach Facts [Infographic]

Beach Infographic

Beach Fast Facts

  • Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world at 1840km2. 
  • 75 Mile Beach is Queensland’s longest beach and as you would guess approximately 75 miles long. 
  • Mount Tempest, Moreton Island is the highest sand dune in the world at an elevation of 285m. 

Queensland’s Most Popular (and Award Winning) Beaches

  • Whitehaven Beach, the Whitsundays voted #1 in Australia and #3 in the world. 
  • Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast voted #4 in Australia 
  • Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast, voted #6 in Australia 
  • Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, voted #9 in Australia 

Beaches off the beaten track

  • Frangipani Beach, Cape York
  • Ellis Beach, Palm Cove
  • Radical Bay, Magnetic Island
  • Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island
  • Dingo Beach, the Whitsundays
  • Cape Hillsborough, Mackay
  • Monkey Beach, Great Keppel Island 
  • Orchid Bay, Fraser Island 
  • Point Cartwright Beach, Sunshine Coast 
  • Mudjimba Beach, Sunshine Coast 
  • Cylinder Beach, North Stradbroke Island 

Best beaches to chill with a coffee

  • Broadbeach, Gold Coast 
  • Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast 
  • Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast 
  • Noosa Main Beach 
  • Airlie Beach, The Whitsundays 
  • Mission Beach, Townsville 
  • Palm Cove, Tropical North Queensland 

Best adventure beaches for stand-up-paddle boarding, kayaking, four-wheel-driving and more!

  • Moreton Island, Brisbane 
  • Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast 
  • 75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island 
  • 1770 Agnes Water, Gladstone 

More Queensland beaches to discover: Best spots to catch a wave | Best spots for family friendly beaches | Best dog friendly beaches



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