When you’re on holiday in Australia, Queensland is really the place to visit. There are many Australian beach resorts and some are perfect for all of the family. This as a guide for five of the best family-friendly beaches to visit.
Queensland has long been a beach destination, with easy and cheap ways for the whole family to enjoy the coast together. Kids friendly resorts need to be safe and patrolled by lifeguards, with additional kid-friendly facilities nearby. With the holidays coming up soon, it’s a great time to start looking at our best beach vacations for families at kid-friendly beaches.
1. Burleigh on the Gold Coast
This is a cracking coastline with a super relaxed atmosphere and stunning crystal clear waters that will take your breath away. If your kids like the idea of learning to surf, Burleigh is one of the best places on the map to learn. There are even some surf schools right on the beach to help your children navigate their way around all the big swells – rest assured that they will be protected and under the watchful eye of an instructor. A few meters away from the coast, there is plenty of room for BBQs and picnics. You could also head over to Burleigh Pavillion to relax and take in all the views.
2. Shelley Beach at Hervey Bay
For those that have little ones or are generally worried about their kids and waves, rest assured that you won’t have that trouble here. Fraser Island protects the waters and allows for tranquility in the water, with a beach that extends out for 12km along the foreshore. This fantastic beach is conveniently is close to the surf lifesaving club, and there is also a fun-packed attraction, WetSlide Water Park – fun and free for all the family. Family vacations are best served with a bit of water slide fun!
3. South Gorge at North Stradbroke Island
The beautiful part of the coast on North Stradbroke Island is very close to Brisbane, with only a short ferry ride separating the two. It’s really the perfect place to take the kids for a dip. The first thing you’ll notice is that there are rocks on other side, allowing for protection from any wind and waves. It’s also a highly biodiverse region – you can go walking with your children looking for dolphins, turtles, crustaceans and even whales (between May and September). Once the kids begin to get peckish, you can take them over to Point Lookout Lifesaving Club for a bite to eat. If your kids are itching to give surfing a try, Cylinder Beach nearby has a highly reputable surf school.
4. Agnes Water Beach in the Gladstone Area
Looking around on the map of Queensland, the crystal clear water at Australia’s most northerly beach makes it a very popular family choice for a cool dip. If your kids are looking for their last chance to hang ten on the mild waters that come through, this is a great place to learn as there are surf school options all along the coast. When you and the kids start to get tired, Agnes Water has picnic areas set up in the foreshore park, equipped with handy barbecue facilities and even a playground.
5. Kings Beach along the Sunshine Coast
This is the place to be, with Australian beach resorts fit for any king or queen, plus there are options for some of the best cheap all inclusive resorts you could find in Oz. One of the best things about this coastal area is the level of care they take with patrolling the beach, so you can sit around with no worries for your child’s safety. Kids will love all of the rock pools and facilities are there to provide added convenience and comfort such as the oceanfront swimming pool and water fountains dotted all around. If your kids get bored, there is a huge playground that they can have hours of fun inside. The playground is located within a leafy park with shade to protect against the heat and kid-friendly BBQ facilities.
Australian Beach Resorts Final Words
We hope that this guide will serve as a great starting point from which to explore the Queensland Australia map for family-friendly beaches. As a word of advice, when booking hotels in Queensland, make sure you book well in advance during the busy summer season as things can get snapped up pretty quickly. The amount of UV radiation is also something to watch out for at the coast in Australia, so do cream up. All the best with your family vacation!
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