The Beaches

Stradbroke Island beaches: Main BeachLet’s face it, for many visitors the beaches on Stradbroke Island are the number one attraction – and it’s not hard to see why: they’re amazing.

Whether you want to swim, surf, snorkel, fish or just laze around on the soft white sand there is something to suit everyone: Stradbroke Island beaches do not disappoint.

For your safety, it is recommended to only swim between the flags at patrolled beaches.

North Stradbroke Island
Main Beach
With over 30 kilometres of sand, beautiful scenery and good surfing conditions, Main Beach is a hit with everybody. The beach is patrolled between September and May. Popular with swimmers and surfers, watch out for rips.

Cylinder Beach
Cylinder Beach is patrolled during the same months as Main Beach, and as the waters are usually much calmer it is safer for swimming, making it a good choice for families with children. There is a campground with powered and un-powered sites.

Other Beaches
Deadman’s Beach, Flinders Beach, Frenchman’s Beach and Home Beach are all more secluded options and not the easiest to access. Although all four are well worth the effort, for the average visitor to Stradbroke Island Main Beach and Cylinder Beach are probably a better choice unless you are really seeking some seclusion.

South Stradbroke Island
There are some beautiful beaches on both the east and west of South Stradbroke Island, with the eastern beaches being more popular with surfers and the calmer beaches to the west better suited for families.

Whichever beaches you decide to visit, have a great time and stay safe!