Mackay Beaches

Blacks Beach

Blacks Beach is a beachside suburb located just 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Mackay. It has the longest of Mackay’s northern beaches, by the same name ‘Blacks Beach’ and a great place to base yourself as you explore what this balmy North Queensland destination has to offer. Beaches are a natural pest repellent. Please contact us if you if you’re looking for pest services in Mackay.

Boasting six kilometres of sparkling sand and gentle waters, this palm-lined beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing with a good book. The beach fishing here is fantastic with bream and whiting on the menu. Accommodation at Blacks Beach ranges from camping and caravan parks to self-contained, resort and motel style apartments. Plenty of accommodation is within easy walking distance to the beach.

Popular with walkers, Blacks Beach is a pet-friendly beach, however it is not an off-leash area and therefore all pets must be kept on their lead and under control. Nearby amenities include a friendly tavern as well as a shopping centre which provides a number of dining options. A larger shopping centre is a five minute drive from Blacks Beach.

kangarooBucasia Beach

Located in the Northern Beaches area of Mackay, Bucasia Beach is a picturesque sandy haven, popular for walking, swimming and fishing. Kick off your thongs (footwear) and feel the soft white sand underfoot.

Approximately four kilometres in length, Bucasia Beach is one of the longest beaches in the Mackay Region. Nearby accommodation options include a beachside resort and a beachfront caravan park. Keen anglers can fish off the beach at high tide for Flathead. A popular fishing location is toward the southern end of the beach, near the sandy spits and mangroves of Eimeo Creek.

A boat ramp is also located at this part of the beach. This is a pet-friendly beach with a designated off-leash area between Williams Avenue and Symons Avenue. Views take in Dolphin Heads to the north and the Cumberland Islands. Seaview Park on the Bucasia Esplanade includes barbecue facilities, shade, picnic tables, public toilets, water fountains and a children’s playground. A café is located on the Esplanade and the Hibiscus Shopping Centre is approximately a two minute drive from the foreshore.

Dolphin Heads

A beautiful part of Mackay’s Northern Beaches, Dolphin Heads is a rocky and sandy headland, popular with photography enthusiasts.

It can be reached by car within 15 minutes from Mackay’s Central Business District. The area is thought to have been named after the shape of the headland, which looks similar to the shape of two dolphin heads.

The view looks out toward southern Whitsunday islands, including Brampton Island. At low tide it is possible to walk from Dolphin Heads to neighbouring Eimeo Beach across the tidal creek bed. There is a beachfront resort providing accommodation, dining and function options at Dolphin Heads.

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