Bowen’s Best Beaches

Bowen is home to world-class beaches. Palm-tree lined, pristine stretches of sand kissed by stunningly-clear water.

When the race is over you’re definitely going to want to set aside some time to put your toes in the sand.

Bowen Foreshore – water sports in the town centre

At the end of the main street, Bowen’s beautiful foreshore offers expansive waters that simply call to water sports fans. You’ll routinely find jet skis and water toys being towed across the water. But spotting turtles from a kayak is another, more peaceful way, to enjoy the foreshore. Walk out along the jetty or passed the foreshore and into the harbour.

Horseshoe Bay – little Whitsunday oasis

Possibly Bowen’s most iconic beach, Horseshoe Bay is a haven for swimmers, snorkellers, divers and fish alike. Snuggled between two granite outcrops you’ll have just as much fun exploring the rocks and walking to the lookout as cooling off in the Bay. Explore Bywa, a 3.4m high underwater sculpture which is part of the Whitsundays Ngaro Underwater Marine sculpture trail. Horseshoe Bay Café is waiting to fill your belly breakfast, lunch and dinner. PS – it has a killer cocktail bar.

Murrays Bay – Shhhh…it’s a Secret

A little bit of a local secret, Murrays Bay is one of those places that just feels untouched. Located between Horseshoe Bay and Rose Bay, Murrays is the perfect location find a little me time in the azure seas.

Rose Bay – Snorkel and Sips

With gorgeous views of Gloucester Island out front, and rock pools to explore at low tide Rose Bay is a popular protected beach that’s perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving. If you fall in love with this little Rose, you’ll find Rose Bay Resort just steps away. Check out our Stay and Play page for more accommodation options. [Link to Stay and Play page]

Grays Bay – Aye, Aye Captain

Grays Bay is protected and home to a double-lane boat ramp, making it perfect for paddleboards, canoes, kayaks and other water sports. Get the camera ready. Adjacent to Grays Bay is an Instagram perfect pocket with shaded picnic tables and free barbeques. Plan a sunset visit and get snapping!

Kings Beach – King of the Beaches

This beach is a little less ‘cute little bay’ and more an expansive stretch of beauty. Sprinkled by granite boulders with views of Gloucester, Middle and Stone Island, Kings Beach is popular for walkers, kite-surfers and the occasional fisherman.

Queens Beach – Walk the Talk

This is a walkers paradise. Queens Beach is Bowen’s longest beach, spanning 5km. Walk from the mouth of the Don River and historic Yasso Point at one end to the large playground, skatepark and basketball courts at the other. It’s so easy to spend the entire day here.


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