Take a relaxing break at Mackay's Northern Beaches

Golden sands and sunshine make for a perfect holiday destination.

To many Australians, the quintessential summer holiday is spent at the beach.

We dream of a holiday with silky sand between our toes, the smell of saltwater and the soothing sounds of waves breaking. 

Mackay’s Northern Beaches makes for the perfect summer holiday destination, boasting five of the region’s 31 pristine beaches.

Creating your dream family holiday starts with the ultimate beachfront accommodation. 

Comfort Resort Blue Pacific is situated alongside the sparkling sands and gentle waters of Blacks Beach. The award-winning accommodation offers spacious rooms, a tennis court and three swimming pools for the whole family to enjoy. 

Your new home away from home, Blacks Beach is the longest stretch of beach in Mackay, offering 6km of pure golden sand to explore and relax upon.

A five-minute drive north through the canopy of heritage-listed mango trees brings travellers to the beachside community of Eimeo. 

Sunset Bay at Eimeo Beach

Popular for swimming, Eimeo Beach is patrolled during summer by lifeguards and is a great place for families, with a children’s playground and barbecue facilities along the esplanade.

Whilst visiting Eimeo, stop at the Eimeo Pacific Hotel for breathtaking “million-dollar views” and stay for sunset photography at the aptly named Sunset Bay.

Continuing north you will find the equally stunning Bucasia Beach which is patrolled during summer and makes for the perfect destination for a beachside picnic. 

Further north is Shoal Point, which along with more pristine coastline, is famous for incredible views, low-tide access to Green Island and world-class fishing and crabbing in the nearby creeks. 

So, for incredible sunsets, uncrowded beaches that stretch for kilometres and laid-back accommodation, Mackay’s Northern Beaches offers a true holiday vibe where you can relax and unwind under the palm trees without a care in the world.