Holidays in Monkey Beach

Great Keppel Island
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Hike into this secluded beach on Great Keppel Island to plunge into the crystal-clear waters and explore the underwater world with your snorkel and mask.

Monkey Beach is a gorgeous strip of white sand and cerulean shores facing southwest from Great Keppel Island. Discover the beach’s fringing reef and find beautiful coral gardens and schools of iridescent tropical fish. Wander along the curving coastline and look back toward the Capricorn Coast or follow the island’s network of scenic hiking trails.

Stretching 1,804 feet (550 meters) from a headland in the north to the edge of Monkey Point, Monkey Beach has broad sandy shores that overlook the reef. Low waves lap at the shore during high tide, while the reef shelters the waters when the tide is low. Lose track of time as you stroll along the sandy expanse or relax on the soft sands.

Wade out into the shallow water and enjoy the warmth of the gentle waves. Be sure to bring your snorkel gear so that you can explore the captivating world beneath the surface. You’ll see tropical fish, stingrays and a variety of corals and sponges in the fringing reef.

There are two ways to reach Monkey Beach. To access the northern end of the beach, walk the short but rugged headland trail that follows the curve of the hill to a steep, forested point from Fishermans Beach. Alternatively, take the easier trail that reaches Monkey Point from Long Beach to the south. This trail takes approximately an hour each way. Admire the lush sub-tropical vegetation of the beach and keep a lookout for parrots and seabirds. From here, join up with more trails on the island’s southwestern coast.

Monkey Beach is located on Great Keppel Island’s southwestern coast. It is only accessible on foot and there are no facilities on the beach. Bring plenty of water, sturdy footwear for the walk and sun protection. Fishermans Beach is easily accessible and has a hostel with a bar serving cold drinks. The beach is free to visit at any time and is a great daytrip from Rosslyn Bay Harbour.

137 Cheap Hotels Near Monkey Beach

Great Keppel Island Hideaway
Great Keppel Island Hideaway
2.5 out of 5
The Esplanade, Great Keppel Island, The Keppels, QLD, 4700
The price is AU$154 per night from 13 Jul. to 14 Jul.
Stay at this beach hotel in The Keppels. Enjoy free parking, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (50 reviews)
"Food is fantastic. Staff are amazing. Beautiful amazing property and sea views. Totally recommend to go there."

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2022

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, 4700
The price is AU$154 per night from 4 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Stay at this 3-star beach cottage in The Keppels. Enjoy a beach shuttle, a terrace and an arcade/games room. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (32 reviews)
Stay every year for my birthday
"Great location and everything you need to enjoy the beauty of the island."

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2021

Great Keppel Island Holiday Village
Pumpkin Island
Pumpkin Island
5 out of 5
Keppel Islands Yeppoon QLD 4703, The Keppels, QLD, 4703
Stay at this 5-star luxury cottage in The Keppels. Popular attractions Fishermans Beach and Putney Beach are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews for ...
Pumpkin Island
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Top Monkey Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park
NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park
3 out of 5
Wildin Way, Mulambin, QLD, 4703
The price is AU$136 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park
Great Keppel Island Hideaway
Great Keppel Island Hideaway
2.5 out of 5
The Esplanade, Great Keppel Island, The Keppels, QLD, 4700
The price is AU$154 per night from 13 Jul. to 14 Jul.
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, 4700
The price is AU$154 per night from 4 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Great Keppel Island Holiday Village
Pumpkin Island
Pumpkin Island
5 out of 5
Keppel Islands Yeppoon QLD 4703, The Keppels, QLD, 4703
Pumpkin Island
Rosslyn Bay Resort
Rosslyn Bay Resort
3.5 out of 5
Vin E. Jones Drive, Rosslyn, QLD, 4703
The price is AU$156 per night from 12 Jul. to 13 Jul.
Rosslyn Bay Resort
Endeavour Inn - Emu Park
Endeavour Inn - Emu Park
3.5 out of 5
18-20 Hill Street, Emu Park, QLD, 4710
Endeavour Inn - Emu Park
Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park
Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park
3 out of 5
67 Pattison Street, Emu Park, QLD, 4710
The price is AU$159 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park
Discovery Parks - Coolwaters Yeppoon
Discovery Parks - Coolwaters Yeppoon
3 out of 5
760 Scenic Highway, Kinka Beach, QLD, 4703
The price is AU$137 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Discovery Parks - Coolwaters Yeppoon
Bayview Tower
Bayview Tower
3.5 out of 5
4 Adelaide Street, Yeppoon, QLD, 4703
The price is AU$177 per night from 25 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Bayview Tower
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