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Airlie Beach Lagoon

Spend the day with the family enjoying the sheltered waters of Airlie Beach’s own tropical oasis, surrounded by landscaped gardens and grassy picnic areas.

Airlie Beach Lagoon is a safe and relaxing swimming spot in the heart of the township, where you can play and swim in the clear waters and enjoy the pretty tropical surroundings. Known affectionately to visitors and locals as “the lagoon,” this sheltered man-made pool has been a favored meeting place since 2001 and combines elements of a natural lagoon to create an enticing and secure environment to unwind.

Walk around the sheltered haven on the looped pathway and find a spot to spread out on the grassy banks. Find some shade under tall palm trees or covered pavilions and lay out your towel or picnic blanket. Children will love the warm shallows, where they can splash in the sunshine. There is a sandy shore at one end of the lagoon that is a perfect play area for younger children. With naturally stinger-free salt waters and lifeguard-patrolled pools, its easy to see why Airlie Beach Lagoon is a popular family spot.

Make your way down the lagoon’s gentle slope and paddle in the deeper waters. Do some relaxing exercise or perch on the water’s edge and look out to the spectacular coastline of Airlie Beach, which wraps around the sheltered lagoon waters. You’ll see the broad sweep of white sands stretching out on either side of the lagoon. Watch boats sailing out from the Whitsunday Sailing Club or cruising around the headlands from Abell Point Marina.

Spread out a picnic on one of the tables on the grassy landscaped foreshore or make use of the lagoon’s barbecue facilities. Alternatively, you can grab a snack or meal at one of the cafés and restaurants that line the waterfront.

Airlie Beach Lagoon is located at the center of Airlie Beach’s foreshore. It has accessible facilities and is family friendly. The lagoon has free public showers and restrooms, as well as a security desk and daily lifeguard patrol. Parking is available on site and on nearby streets. This attraction is open 7 days a week for free.


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Coral Sea Marina Resort £146
Coral Sea Marina Resort

Coral Sea Marina Resort

25 Oceanview Avenue, Airlie Beach, QLD
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Airlie Beach hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Airlie Beach Lagoon, Airlie Beach Market and Port of Airlie. Conway National Park and Cannonvale Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Airlie Beach Hotel £114
    Airlie Beach Hotel

    Airlie Beach Hotel

    Corner The Esplanade and Coconut Grove, Airlie Beach, QLD
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Airlie Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Port of Airlie and Airlie Beach Market are also within 10 minutes.

      Whitsunday Terraces Hotel Airlie Beach £108
      Whitsunday Terraces Hotel Airlie Beach

      Whitsunday Terraces Hotel Airlie Beach

      5 Golden Orchid Drive Airlie Beach Whits, Queensland, Airlie Beach, Australia, Airlie Beach, QLD
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Airlie Beach, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Airlie Beach Market and Port of Airlie are also within 15 minutes.

        Mantra Boathouse Apartments £179
        Mantra Boathouse Apartments

        Mantra Boathouse Apartments

        33 Port Drive, Port Of Airlie, Airlie Beach, QLD
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Airlie Beach, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Port of Airlie and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Market are also within 10 minutes.

          at Water's Edge Resort £157
          at Water's Edge Resort

          at Water's Edge Resort

          4 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Airlie Beach hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Airlie Beach Market and Port of Airlie are also within 15 minutes.

            Airlie Beach Apartments £76
            Airlie Beach Apartments

            Airlie Beach Apartments

            94 Waterson Way, Airlie Beach, QLD
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Airlie Beach Market and Port of Airlie are also within 15 minutes.

              Martinique Whitsunday
              Martinique Whitsunday

              Martinique Whitsunday

              18 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Airlie Beach Market and Port of Airlie are also within 1 mile (2 km).

                Pinnacles Resort
                Pinnacles Resort

                Pinnacles Resort

                16 Golden Orchid Drive, Po Box 1322, Airlie Beach, QLD
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Airlie Beach Lagoon.