Joe’s Beach, Whitsunday Island

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Joe's Beach is a hidden gem located on Whitsunday Island within the Whitsunday Islands National Park, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. This picturesque beach camping area offers a secluded and tranquil escape for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Picnic Table

  • Suitable For Tents

  • Toilets

  • Toilets (Composting)


  • Amplified music is not permitted. For the benefit of all campers

Additional rules

1) Open fires: Prohibited.

2) Generators: Not permitted.

Things to know

Access to Joe's Beach is primarily by boat. The camping area is situated on the western side of Whitsunday Island, nestled within Cid Harbour. Cid Harbour is about 41 nautical miles (76 kilometers) from Shute Harbour when traveling in an anti-clockwise direction around the island. The camping area at Joe's Beach offers a unique opportunity to find your own spot amid the towering rainforest that borders the sandy shoreline. Although there are no designated camping sites, the area can accommodate a maximum of 12 people and is suitable for walk-in camping. The campsite surface consists of sand and dirt, creating a rustic and natural atmosphere. Facilities provided at the camping area include composting toilets and picnic tables. Open fires are prohibited, and the use of generators is not allowed, ensuring a low-impact and serene camping experience. Visitors are advised to bring essentials such as drinking water, rubbish bags, and insect repellent to make their stay comfortable and environmentally conscious. Mobile phone coverage is not available.



Joe's Beach camping area offers a range of activities for visitors to enjoy:
1) Canoeing and Kayaking: Visitors can take to the waters with canoes and kayaks to explore the surrounding coastline and nearby islands.
2) Boating: The calm waters of Cid Harbour are suitable for boating activities, allowing campers to explore the area at their own pace.
3)Fishing: Fishing enthusiasts can try their luck casting a line from boats or directly off the beach, adding an element of adventure to their stay.
4) Snorkeling: At low tide, the fringing reef just meters from the shore provides an excellent opportunity for snorkeling. The rich diversity of marine life and coral formations make it a paradise for underwater exploration.


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