Holidays in Great Keppel Beach

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Great Keppel Beach

The gently curving shoreline of Great Keppel Island’s main beach ticks all the boxes for a postcard-perfect tropical island getaway and is minutes from resorts.

Relax on the white-sandy shores of Great Keppel Beach, also known as Fisherman’s Beach, and gaze up at gently swaying palm trees framing the sky. The west-facing beach is met by gentle waves and features a magnificent reef on its southern edge. Experience the beach’s beautifully warm waters and go swimming, snorkeling or diving. Explore nearby Rosslyn Harbour for fantastic waterfront facilities.

The beach is bordered by a sandy point in the north, which curves 0.7 miles (1.1 kilometers) down toward the reefs in the south in a sweeping arc. As one of Great Keppel Island’s two main beaches, this beach is the center of many of the exciting adventures and experiences the island presents.

Step out from a laid-back waterfront resort and stroll along the beach’s soft, white sands. Stop by one of the watersports rental operators and plan your day of fun. Try stand-up paddleboarding or dive into calm waters that remain alluringly warm year-round. Grab your snorkel and fins to explore the magical world of Great Keppel Island Reef (Wop-Pa). Meet tropical fish and turtles face-to-face as you glide through their brightly colored coral world. If you’d like to find out about some of Great Keppel Island’s exciting dive spots, join a scuba-diving tour from Rosslyn Harbour and explore some of the island’s secret coves and hidden treasures. You can also book sightseeing cruises, sailing adventures and passenger ferries from this harbor.

Backed by resorts and the island’s runway, the beach is conveniently located near bars, restaurants and resort facilities. Grab a waterfront table and enjoy a cocktail with gorgeous views facing west over the water.

Fisherman’s Beach is within easy walking distance from most of the island’s west-coast destinations. Reach the beach by sailing into Rosslyn Harbor or catching a charter plane to the nearby landing strip. Keppel Bay Marina is a 30-minute ferry ride away. Explore the rest of beautiful Great Keppel Island to experience the tropical island’s fantastic bushwalking trails and Aboriginal cultural heritage.

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123 Cheap Hotels Near Great Keppel Beach

Great Keppel Island Hideaway
Great Keppel Island Hideaway
2.5 out of 5
The price is AU$154 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Nestled on the beach, this The Keppels hotel is just steps away from Great Keppel Beach and Fishermans Beach. Putney Beach and Leekes Beach are also within 10 ...
4/5 Very Good! (49 reviews)
Kellys travels
"A 30 minute ferry ride from Rosslyn Bay and you arrive on the sands of Great Keppel Island. They meet you and take your luggage to a storage shed. You then go to hotel reception and register and whether or not your room is ready you can fill in time looking around the area. Got into our room before ..."

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2021

Great Keppel Island Hideaway
Great Keppel Island Holiday Village
Great Keppel Island Holiday Village
3 out of 5
Lot 2 The Esplanade, Great Keppel Island, The Keppels, QLD
Offering direct access to the beach, this The Keppels cottage is on the boardwalk and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Monkey Beach.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (30 reviews)
Awesome
"We had an amazing time will definitely return. Host was only too happy to see we were comfortable and having a lovely relaxing break away"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2019

Great Keppel Island Holiday Village
Pumpkin Island
Pumpkin Island
5 out of 5
Situated in The Keppels, this luxury cottage is steps away from Putney Beach, Fishermans Beach and Great Keppel Beach. Keppel Bay Islands National Park and Leekes ...
Pumpkin Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Great Keppel Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Emu Park Motel
Emu Park Motel
3 out of 5
50 Hill Street, Emu Park, QLD
The price is AU$85 per night from 13 Dec. to 13 Dec.
Emu Park Motel
Great Keppel Island Hideaway
Great Keppel Island Hideaway
2.5 out of 5
The price is AU$154 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Great Keppel Island Hideaway
Great Keppel Island Holiday Village
Great Keppel Island Holiday Village
3 out of 5
Lot 2 The Esplanade, Great Keppel Island, The Keppels, QLD
Great Keppel Island Holiday Village
Pumpkin Island
Pumpkin Island
5 out of 5
Pumpkin Island
Rosslyn Bay Resort
Rosslyn Bay Resort
3.5 out of 5
Vin E. Jones Drive, Rosslyn, QLD
The price is AU$171 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Rosslyn Bay Resort
Discovery Parks - Coolwaters Yeppoon
Discovery Parks - Coolwaters Yeppoon
3 out of 5
760 Scenic Highway, Kinka Beach, QLD
The price is AU$157 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Discovery Parks - Coolwaters Yeppoon
Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park
Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park
3 out of 5
67 Pattison Street, Emu Park, QLD
The price is AU$164 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park
NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park
NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park
3 out of 5
Wildin Way, Mulambin, QLD
The price is AU$124 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park
Endeavour Inn - Emu Park
Endeavour Inn - Emu Park
3.5 out of 5
18-20 Hill Street, Emu Park, QLD
Endeavour Inn - Emu Park
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