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Hydeaway Bay Beach

Phone: 4945 3711


Hydeaway Bay Beach is on the coast of the Whitsundays, around 45 minutes drive north of the tourist town of Airlie Beach. The beach at Hydeaway Bay is a lovely sandy beach over 1.5 kilometres long. Covering the beachfront area along the main street, Hydeaway Bay Drive, beachfront homes make excellent use of the direct beach access and endless views across the water to Gloucester Island, Saddleback Island and many more. Dotted along between the houses are several beach access ways for the public to gain access to this beautiful stretch of soft, sandy beach. The beach is fringed with shady trees and the rocks at the end make for excellent exploring. The fishing from the beach can be quite successful but there is a boat ramp at Dingo Beach, just around the other side of the headland, if you'd like to try your luck offshore.

A little convenience store at the Hydeaway Bay Caravan Park is the only shop in town, but there is a pub at Dingo Beach and two beachside restaurants/ eco resorts at Cape Gloucester, just at the northern end of Hydeaway Bay.

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Ranked #1 of 1 Places to Eat in Hydeaway Bay

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"Amazing fish and chips"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed yesterday

"We have come from Western Australia and have found the best chips in the Whitsundays!!! Lovely service and amazing views, amenities are also very good. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—" more »

candicesh, Mandurah, Australia

"Totally Disorganized"

1/5 Terrible Reviewed 14 days ago

"I'm giving it a 1 because of the beachside view. Otherwise, I would say this is the most poorly managed cafe I have seen on 3 continents. We phoned 2 days in advance to ensure it was open and serving..." more »

KRead3, Vancouver, Canada

"Family lunch"

1/5 Terrible Reviewed 1 month ago

"I donโ€™t know where to start, Iโ€™ve never written a bad review but I feel I have to! The WORST service Iโ€™ve ever experienced in my whole life! And the first time in my life I have asked for a refund..." more »


Gloucester Avenue, Hydeaway Bay, Queensland 4800 Australia