Queensland Beaches Like A Local

Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast

Tucked away between Coolum and Maroochydore, this is a serene stretch of sand is frequented only by locals. Perfect for early morning walks, there’s an open beach break for surfing, a playground for the kids, parks and great little café’s plus barely any tourists making for a quiet, relaxing holiday. Stay at Oaks Seaforth Resort from as little as $179* per night.


Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Region

You won’t have to worry about sharing the beach here, unless it’s with the furry residents of the wallaby variety of course. The Mackay region has so much to offer in winter, and this particular sandy stretch is home to both rainforest and the Coral Sea as well as 150 species of birds, 25 species of butterflies and other wildlife. Choose to explore the region from Oaks Carlyle or Oaks Rivermarque.


Ellis Beach, Tropical North Queensland

Although close to the popular Palm Cove, this lesser known gem is ideal for family days at the beach. Completely untouched by winter in Tropical North Queensland, you can swim in patrolled areas, wander the 5klm stretch of beach or just dine at the local’s lunch spots and enjoy the view or retire back to Oaks Port Douglas Resort after your day in the sun.


Tannum Sands, Gladstone Region

Located in Central Queensland this super-secret spot boasts year-round swimming due to the consistent Qld temperatures, with lush landscaped foreshore parks, gardens, playgrounds and BBQ’s this is a haven for families.  Ideal for water-spots and with fantastic fishing its sure to have something for the whole family and is located only 20 mins from Oaks Grand Gladstone.


Coolangatta, Gold Coast

Nestled down the far south end of the Gold Coast, this sleepy little beach town is another of the less frequented of Qld’s beaches. The chilled our vibe is far removed from the craziness of Surfers Paradise but has so much to offer with picture perfect coastline, arguably the state’s best surf and boutique eateries what’s not to like? Oaks Calypso Plaza is positioned just steps from the sand in the heart of this gorgeous strip of beach.