Most Beautiful Beaches in South East Queensland

When in Australia, you should never miss out on exploring one of the country’s biggest tourist magnets, Queensland. Located in the northeastern part of Australia, Queensland, with its more than 2 million annual visitors, continues to be one of the hottest vacation destinations in the whole country. There’s just so much to see in this lovely Aussie state, especially in the south east area of the state. There is an endless supply of exciting things to do, and places to see.

Something you shouldn’t miss out on when in the south east of Queensland are the beaches. Queensland’s beaches are among the best in the world. It has 7400km of coastline with a magnitude of environmental conditions, from beaches of paradise, beaches ideal for surfing, beaches where fishing is possible, to beaches with relaxing calm waters. Below is a rundown of the most Beautiful Beaches in South East Queensland.


Most Beautiful Beaches in South East Queensland - Surfers Paradise


Surfers Paradise

The Surfers Paradise Beach is Australia’s most popular beach, and is an icon for the whole country.  The extent of accommodation on this beach is vast, with an array of lodging places from a casual and cozy stay for back packers to luxurious five star resorts. One of this beach’s main draw is its surfing-conducive waters. This particular beach is highly populated by tourists and vacationers, so you won’t see many fishing possibilities in the area anymore.


Most Beautiful Beaches in South East Queensland - Burleigh Heads


Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads is one of Queensland’s southernmost beach.  It is famous for being one of the finest surfing beaches in the area. The water bed is all sand and the water pushed into the bay from the southeast can be strong, especially on windy days; an opportunity for surfers to show their prowess. Hence, surfing enthusiasts from all over the world flock to Burleigh Heads to sample its outstanding water sports capabilities.


Most Beautiful Beaches in South East Queensland - Turtle Beach


Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay is a secluded tropical beach paradise.  Not many people visit the place; no tour boats; and no roads lead to this beautiful beach.  The best way to get there is to jump on a power boat, which will take you there in less than an hour. After 2 miles of travel, you will eventually see the beauty that is Turtle Bay. It is practically an untouched beach, protected from the south east winds but open to north easterlies during summer. From the viewpoint in Turtle Bay, you can see the Coral Sea and behind it, three gorgeous fresh water streams and a waterfall.


Most Beautiful Beaches in South East Queensland - Fraser Island


Fraser Island

Fraser Island in Hervey Bay is the world’s largest sand island. Listed as a World Heritage site, Fraser is famous for being an eco-tourism destination. The main beach is on the eastern side of the island. This particular beach’s distinct feature is that its sand is constantly shifting, forming large dunes along the shores. It’s really quite a sight to behold.

At the waterfront of the beach is a shipwreck, the S.S. Meheno which could be a great spot for fishing enthusiasts.  Access to Fraser Island could be through a barge or a ferry from the main land from Hervey Bay.  Hervey Bay is located three and a half hour drive north of Brisbane.


Most Beautiful Beaches in South East Queensland - Coolangatta Beach



Coolangatta is located at the southern part of the Gold Coast, on the border of Queensland and New South Wales. Coolangatta beaches are simply fantastic. They have attractive coves for tourists and visitors to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. There are parklands on these beaches, allowing people to go on picnics and relax with sea breeze in abundance. A number of bars and clubs are available at Coolangatta making the center alive at night. All in all, the Coolangatta creates beautiful memories in anybody who experiences it.


What do you think is the most beautiful Beach in South East Queensland?




Author: Nicole

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  1. This is where I am from and I can say you picked well! Burleigh is one of my favorite places for go for the weekend. Great article.

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  2. We spent a good part of 2012 road tripping up the QLD coastline. It’s such an incredible part of the world I hope one day we’ll get the chance to return. Thanks for bringing back some awesome Aussie memories!
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  3. Frasier Island is also home to a number of native sundew types, too, which is part of the reason it’s on my must-see Australia list. Turtle Bay also sounds like a winner.

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  4. The sunsets look so beautiful! Is there a specific spot that is best for seeing the sunset?

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  5. I have been to Turtle Bay and it is one of my most favourite beaches, it ‘s inaccessibility is the plus, so many tourists just end up at surfers and there is so much more

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  6. I’m very interested in Fraser Island. Constantly shifting sand? That’s something I really have to see.

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