Great Keppel Island beaches

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    GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND IS SURROUNDED WITH PRISTINE WHITE SANDY BEACHES AND CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    IT IS NOT VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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BeachesGreat Keppel Island beaches

Beaches

 

Fishermans Beach & Putney Beach

These are the main beaches on the island and is where most facilities and accommodation is located. Both beaches offer safe, sheltered swimming, snorkelling and other water activities.

Shelving Beach

This is around the corner from Fisherman's Beach and is great for snorkelling as there is always an abundance of marine life.

Long Beach

This is a long and straight beach and one of the easiest to access.

Monkey Beach

The beach is great for snorkelling and is well protected from the southeasterly winds.

Leeke's Beach

This more remote beach is one of the more spectacular and biggest beaches on the island. Fishing is great at the headland or near the mouth of Leeke's Creek.

Second Beach

Popular harbour for sailing boats visiting Great Keppel Island, as it is sheltered from both southerly and easterly winds.

Svendsen's Beach

Home of The Svendsen family, which have been associated with the island for many years and still live at this beach.

Butterfish Bay

Great spot for shell collecting.

Secret Beach

Access in and out is by boat only. This is beach is renowned for nesting turtles.

Wreck Beach

This beach is on the far side of the island and sometimes you may see dolphins, turtles and other marine life around the beach.

Red Beach

Access is only by boat on a calm day as there is often surf here.

Whyndham Cove

Only accessible by boat. This is a picturesque beach. you can also take the bush track to Mount Wyndham, which offers spectacular 360 degree views.

Be aware of box jellyfish and stingers in northern parts of Australia in summer months

During the summer months from October to May along the Northern Australian coastline certain varieties of jellyfish like the box jellyfish are present in the coastal waters and can cause very serious reactions if you are stung. It is advised that between these months you swim in the protected netted swimming areas or avoid swimming in the sea.

If bitten by a box jellyfish vinegar should be applied to the sting and seek medical attention immediately.

Do not swim in areas known to have crocodiles

Crocodiles can be found in fresh and salt-water locations in parts of Northern Australia and occasionally there are attacks on people. In many cases some basic rules and precautions would avoid such attacks. Swimming in most rivers, creeks, lagoons and in certain coastal waters is not recommended in this part of Australia. Also pay attention to any warning signs that may be posted in certain areas.