Beaches & Lakes
Straddie is literally surrounded by the most superb beaches in the world, and has some beautiful freshwater lakes. Lap it up.
What are the best Stradbroke Island beaches?
Many people planning on visiting Stradbroke Island ask us which beaches are best. But the truth is; every one of the beaches has its own unique charm. Your favourite Stradbroke Island beach will depend on what you want from a beach. If you’re visiting North Stradbroke Island, for example, then Adam’s Beach might appeal, with a long stretch of golden sand and clear waters. Or you may prefer Bradbury’s Beach for a relaxing day of fishing and crabbing. You can find out more about the beaches and surrounding areas on our Stradbroke Island page, or you can simply visit the island and find your favourite spot.
Why does Stradbroke Island have the best freshwater beaches in the world?
Stradbroke Island is famous for having some of the best freshwater beaches in the world. This is because of the position of the island, which is separated from the mainland by Moreton Bay, and the many clear, beautiful lakes you find across Stradbroke.
The best freshwater beaches in the world are attached to both the bay and the lakes, and North Stradbroke Island is an especially good spot for access to freshwater beaches. To the east of the island, there’s the Coral Sea, part of the South Pacific and full of colourful sea creatures. Wherever you stay, it’s easy to get around Stradbroke Island and see multiple beaches during your holiday here.
Where is best for freshwater swimming on Stradbroke Island?
When you travel to Stradbroke Island by boat, you arrive at Dunwich in North Stradbroke Island, and it’s easy to find a freshwater lake nearby for freshwater swimming. If you ask previous visitors which is the best freshwater lake, many of them will recommend the Keyholes. Although they’re at the end of swampland, they have clear, beautiful waters that are great for freshwater swimming and there are small sandy beach areas. You could also try Brown Lake, which is pure rainwater and extremely tranquil and untouched.
Why should I visit the Stradbroke Island beaches?
If you’re wondering whether to visit Stradbroke Island beaches, the answer is a resounding yes! It doesn’t matter whether you’re the kind of visitor who wants to chill out and enjoy the view, or take to the water and try different activities, there are Stradbroke Island beaches to suit everyone. Check out some of the top things to do on Stradbroke Island. There’s surfing, snorkelling, fishing, whale and other wildlife watching, walking, cycling and much more, and that’s just on the coast. Stradbroke Island is a must-visit for those who love unspoilt beaches and natural beauty.