Bundaberg’s coastal locations are a great place to live or visit. Take your pick of kilometres of coastline featuring sandy beaches, rock pools, walking/cycling tracks, boat ramps, marinas, shopping, swimming and excellent fishing.
Each coastal community has its distinct features and attractions, but all offer a relaxed lifestyle with all the seafood you can catch, and all the fresh sea air you can breathe.
Working our way from north to south along the coast –
Moore Park Beach is a hidden treasure that many cannot resist. With its natural beauty and long expanse of sandy beach, it is likened to a holiday resort that you can buy a piece of. Most residents can hear the sound of the sea form their homes, and many have direct access from their properties to the beach.
Burnett Heads is the quintessential seaside village with excellent marina and boat ramp, and the nearby Port of Bundaberg is a forest of masts and spars bobbing gently on sheltered waters of the Burnett River. This township has a sandy swimming beach and many fishing spots along its otherwise rocky coastline.
Mon Repo is famous for its turtle rookeries and the nesting turtles draw viewers from around the world. Residents take immense pride in the turtle activities and value the stretch of sandy beach for the hatchlings it produces and their important role in the environment.
Our largest coastal neighbour is Bargara where you can find a great mix of relaxed seaside hamlets, with the convenience of quality shopping and dining options directly at hand. Popular with tourists and locals alike for its sandy beaches and the golf course, Bargara provides quality beachside accommodation within minutes of Bundaberg airport.
Innes Park has a wonderfully rural setting for its natural coastline which includes Esplanade real estate, as well as new land releases a short walk from Palmers Creek, a safe swimming inlet. Innes Park is the gateway to Coral Cove which includes the Coral Cove International Resort with its 18 hole golf course and a variety of accommodation styles. Coral Cove is known for large homes on large blocks, and the locals wouldn’t have it any other way. They love the facilities, the lifestyle and the proximity to the coast.
Elliott Heads has river as well as coastal frontage. The beauty of the Elliott River and surrounds has to be seen to be appreciated, and the lifestyle is as enviable as the scenery. Local amenities include the camping ground and caravan park, local store, boat ramp and bait supplies.
Coonarr Beach is arguably the best beach in the region, but is a little harder to get to. The area is home to pristine bushland, the beautiful Coonarr Creek, and Kinkuna National Park. There are kilometres of sandy beach close to shady trees, all approximately hummock distance apart; and there is a good chance that you will be the only ones there to enjoy it. Take your lunch and swimmers and make a day of it.
Imagine 16km of north facing sandy beach adjacent to over 20,000 hectares of National Park and you will have the perfect picture of this peaceful seaside community.
Famous to those-in-the-know as a family holiday getaway, Woodgate is a closely guarded secret from the general holidaying population. The lifestyle at Woodgate is so near perfect that once visitors have enjoyed a long weekend, they want a week next time, then it’s a fortnight, and next they are planning their retirement.
Sit and watch the kangaroos as they wander through the town, take a walk along the beach or find yourself in kilometres of national park. Whether caravanning or in one of the many holiday rentals, Woodgate is a must-stay destination. Just be careful though, because it is very easy to take!
Bundaberg’s beautiful coastline
Living along this beautiful coastal strip is bliss indeed; the lifestyle here cannot help but be one of the best in the world.