The Airlie Beach Lagoon is situated in a stunning oceanfront location in the heart of Airlie Beach. It’s the perfect place for any visiting traveller to spend a ‘lazy day’ relaxing and exploring all that Airlie Beach has to offer—and did we mention it’s free?
Its prime location (parallel to the Main Street) makes it an ideal place to chill, swim, hang out and soak up the tropical sun’s rays. Built on a raised breakwater, you’ll have an excellent view out to the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands. No matter what time of the day you visit, you can enjoy a gorgeous sunrise or sunset, or the beautiful sparkling waves and hues of the sea.
Spend the morning swimming in the 4,300sqm lagoon and spend the afternoon sunbathing on the grassy bank or enjoying the shade of the surrounding trees. Sheltered seating areas have BBQ facilities for families looking to cook up some lunch, and change rooms and toilets offer plenty of amenities.
Airlie Beach Lagoon creates a safe environment from stingers all year round—so you can still enjoy swimming in the tropics on your amazing holiday! If you have little ones, they can enjoy a sheltered toddler’s wading pool, and there are lifeguards on duty all day long.
In between, you can also explore everything else Airlie Beach has to offer. Most activities, cafes and restaurants, and nightclubs are just a short walk away. Here are some other fun activities to include in your Airlie Beach Lagoon ‘lazy day’:
Activities around Airlie Beach lagoon
Segway Style Tours
There are a number of Segway tour operators in the area, which offer a fun and unique way to experience Airlie Beach.
The Airlie Beach Lagoon is connected to the boardwalk where these tours take place—so it’s a great activity to add to your to-do list. You’ll have a knowledgeable guide to ensure you get the most out of your tour and can experience the lush tropical gardens and ocean view sights Airlie Beach has to offer.
Beach Book Boutique
Located right at the lagoon, this cute little bookstore is a haven for book lovers! If you’re in need of a good read to curl up with under a shady tree, definitely stop in at this place and see what they have to offer!
Beach Book Boutique is a very relaxing store with a lovely owner and heaps of variety—plus, a number of local authors have their books stocked here and you can even snag yourself a signed copy! How’s that for a memorable souvenir or gift?
There are so many spas around the Airlie Beach area—and a ‘lazy day’ at the lagoon is the perfect fit for such an activity! Talk a short walk around and you’ll find dozens of options for rejuvenating massages, manicures and pedicures, beauty services, facials and aromatherapy. The hardest part will be deciding on a location for your dreamy hour of relaxation! And we’re certain you’ll return to Airlie Beach Lagoon completely refreshed and glowing.
Red Cat Adventure Tours
All of our tours will take you away to the islands for the day—but the boardwalk connects Airlie Beach Lagoon to Abell Point Marina, making it just a short walk away from the check-in spot.
You could easily fit in a refreshing morning swim to start your day off before making the leisurely walk to Abell Point Marina— and of course, there are plenty of cafes around to grab a bite before you head off on your paradise adventure! This is definitely recommended for those who can’t sit still and want to make the most of their Airlie Beach holiday!
(P.S: You can check out our tours here: https://redcatadventures.com.au/)
To discover more activities and options at Airlie Beach Lagoon, add it to your Whitsundays holiday bucket list and come explore it for yourself!