Shelving Beach

Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands

Secluded little cove, accessible via a steep scramble. Good for snorkelling.

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1. Putney Beach

0.69 MILES

Adjacent to Fisherman's Beach, with calm waters. Popular with families.

2. Long Beach

0.87 MILES

One of the loveliest beaches in Queensland: pristine, squeaky white sand, teal waters and a naturist section at the north end.

4. Leeke's Beach

1.24 MILES

Long stretch of white sand, with rocks to scramble on. Great for walking or sunbathing.

5. Mt Wyndham


The highest point on the island (178m), reachable via a 1½-hour walk from Fisherman's Beach. Great views of Long Beach.

6. Wreck Beach

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Wide, white sandy crescent, with excellent snorkelling offshore.

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