Step inside these untouched beachside towns that cater to every holiday taste.
When you think of heading to the beach for a getaway, it’s easy to go on auto-pilot and find yourself at one of our popular Queensland beach spots. We’re pretty spoilt for choice and with so many towns embracing visitors it’s easy to find somewhere with lots of accommodation, food and entertainment options to choose from.
But where can you go if you don’t want to be surrounded by other holiday-makers? What if you just want to get away from it all and completely escape? Are there any untouched beachside towns that still cater for visitors?
Agnes Water & the Town of 1770 are the ideal location for finding an unspoiled beachside destination to get back to basics in a very relaxed part of the world. The two towns sit very close together along the coastline, between Gladstone and Bundaberg. It takes around 5 1/2 hours to get there from Brisbane, a drive which is well worth the effort once you arrive and see how beautiful and quiet it is.
Controls on development in the local area have meant it has remained a quiet destination for tourists, with no large skyscrapers taking up precious beach space. Instead, you’ll find holiday rental homes and beaches without cafes and bars hanging off them. Agnes Water Beach is just a beach, a long stretch of sand with perfect blue water in front of it and it’s patrolled, which is perfect for families.
At 1770 you can set up your swag at the local camping ground, which sees you waking up right on the beach each morning. If you don’t have your own camping gear there are some established camping sites ready and waiting. At Christmas, the camping ground tends to come alive with visitors, but the rest of the year it remains relatively quiet.
You won’t find any big shops or supermarkets, just a few locally run shops and pubs that service the local area. It’s things like this that keep the vibe here relaxed and low-key, taking away all those big things that put noise into everyday life and, instead, replacing them with time, space and beautiful beaches.
If you take a trip to Chinaman’s Beach, five minutes drive from Agnes Water, there’s a good chance you’ll have the whole beach all to yourself. There are few places in the world you can go with beaches so beautiful, yet so untouched by other visitors or over-run by businesses catering to tourism.
People often talk about sleepy coastal towns, but Agnes Water & 1770 epitomise your sleepy coastal Queensland town and that’s what’s so great about this part of the world. There’s no rush to get anywhere, there’s no traffic and it’s never far to drive somewhere. There’s nothing to do but really, truly relax and unwind.
Sometimes you just need to escape from the busy everyday life and find somewhere that lets you do that. Taking a trip up to Agnes Water & 1770 is the perfect place to do it. So, load up the car with your surfboard, bodyboard, togs and towels and take the road trip up to this unspoiled part of the world.