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All of Queensland’s hundreds of beaches are not only world class, they each offer a distinctive experience. The following is a selection of just a few of Queensland’s famous beaches.

With 535 miles of sandy golden shoreline, it’s no wonder thousands of tourists flock to the Gold Coast, year round. Surfers Paradise boasts great dining, shopping and nightlife; Broadbeach and Burleigh are popular for their fantastic surfing, while Coolangatta, Tugun and Currumbin are great family beaches.

Whitehaven Beach on the largest of the Whitsunday Islands is has been voted the most beautiful beach on the globe. Stretching over 6km and boasting brilliant silica sand, among the purest in the world, you'll soon realise why.

The picturesque Four Mile Beach, with its swaying coconut palm trees is one of Queensland’s most famous beaches. The seemingly endless Port Douglas beach, in Tropical North Queensland, unfolds in a gentle curve that continues as far as the eye can see.

Heron Island is a pristine coral cay right on the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Here you can swim straight off the beach into an endless garden of coral where the waters are teeming with a kaleidoscope of marine life just below the surface.

With great surf, stretches of fine beach, vibrant coastal towns and scenic hinterland, the Sunshine Coast is the ideal spot for a family holiday or romantic getaway. Experience the unspoilt natural beauty of this region or enjoy the shopping, dining, entertainment and village-like atmosphere of busier Sunshine Coast towns.

Seventy-five Mile Beach runs along most of the east coast of Fraser Island and is Australia’s premier four-wheel driving location. The beautiful beach boasts miles upon miles of pristine sand and sea, as well as a vast array of wildlife.

Southern Beaches

The beaches along the southern coast of Queensland are among the best in the world. More >

Central Beaches

Enjoy an afternoon drive on the coastal highway and choose a beach on the central Queensland coast that catches your eye. More >

Northern Beaches

Find your own piece of paradise that is uncrowded and secluded at a northern Queensland beach. More >

Beach Architecture

Queensland's coastal lifestyle is heavily influenced by the wide variety of beach architecture - from quaint beach shacks to five-star resorts, and everything in between. More >

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