Queensland has more than its share of popular beaches from long stretches of white silky sand to rocky remnants of an age gone by. But sand and surf don’t always spell a relaxing day at the coast when you have little ones running around. That’s why it pays to do your homework and check out our list of the best family friendly beaches in Queensland.
Beachgoers from small to tall will love the pockets of paradise that we have scoped. With plenty of rock pools for exploring, calm surf for little swimmers and sand for budding sand castle enthusiasts. And if your family isn’t complete without a four-legged friend, don’t miss our dog friendly beaches!
Before you go make sure you learn about beach safety. It’s never too early to start teaching your beach babies about how to stay safe in the surf. Now, what are you waiting for? Nature’s sand box is out there and ready for your family’s memories to be made.
With wide open beaches lapped by the calm, gentle waters of Keppel Bay, Kinka Beach, just 15 minutes' drive south of Yeppoon, is the perfect seaside destination for families looking for an affordable getaway.click on the image for more
Heron Island is located just off the coast of Gladstone and boasts some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.click on the image for more
Woodgate beach offers a stunning curve of white sand over 16 kilometres long, backed by a continuous sweep of shady she-oaks.click on the image for more
Located at the northern end of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Noosa is renowned for its sundrenched beaches, powder white sand and a water temperature that invites year-round swimming.click on the image for more
Once you've hit Coolangatta and her neighbouring Greenmount Beach you're at the end of Queensland's Gold Coast as we know it.click on the image for more
The Airlie Beach Lagoon is situated right in the centre of Airlie Beach and has become the focal point of the area.click on the image for more
Culture and Lifestyle at South Bank. The southern banks of the river play host to Brisbane's thriving cultural heart, which now has a solid reputation for securing large-scale musicals and international art exhibitions.click on the image for more
Port Douglas is the gateway to the World Heritage wonders of Tropical North Queensland. It is the closest mainland port to the Great Barrier Reef and only a short drive into the heart of the Wet Tropics rainforest at Daintree and Cape Tribulation.click on the image for more
Ancient Aborigines used to call this Gold Coast suburb "good fish" and you'll hear no argument from us on this apt name.click on the image for more
The Strand is a seaside foreshore located in Townsville, Australia. It is located in the suburb of North Ward.click on the image for more