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Monkey Beach

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.


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Great Keppel Island Hideaway £78
Great Keppel Island Hideaway

Great Keppel Island Hideaway

     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    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 minutes.

    Great Keppel Island Holiday Village £72
    Great Keppel Island Holiday Village

    Great Keppel Island Holiday Village

    Lot 2 The Esplanade, Great Keppel Island, The Keppels, QLD
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Offering direct access to the beach, this The Keppels cottage is on the boardwalk and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Monkey Beach.

      Pumpkin Island
      Pumpkin Island

      Pumpkin Island

         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        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 Beach are also within 10 minutes.

        Rosslyn Bay Resort £87
        Rosslyn Bay Resort

        Rosslyn Bay Resort

        Vin E. Jones Drive, Rosslyn, QLD
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Offering direct access to the beach, this Rosslyn aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kemp Beach and Capricorn Coast National Park. Pebble Beach and Keppel Bay Marina are also within 10 minutes.

          NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park £59
          NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park

          NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park

          Wildin Way, Mulambin, QLD
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Mulambin, this campsite is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Keppel Bay Marina, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre and Keppel Kraken. Yeppoon Central Shopping Centre is 6.6 mi (10.6 km) away.

            Endeavour Inn - Emu Park £74
            Endeavour Inn - Emu Park

            Endeavour Inn - Emu Park

            18-20 Hill Street, Emu Park, QLD
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fishermans Beach and Emu Park Main Beach. Singing Ship and Ladies Beach are also within 10 minutes.

              Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park £77
              Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park

              Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park

              67 Pattison Street, Emu Park, QLD
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Emu Park cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Emu Park Main Beach, Fishermans Beach and Singing Ship. Ladies Beach and Shelleys Beach are also within 15 minutes.

                Emu Park Motel £46
                Emu Park Motel

                Emu Park Motel

                50 Hill Street, Emu Park, QLD
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Emu Park Main Beach and Fishermans Beach. Shelleys Beach and Singing Ship are also within 15 minutes.