Molle Islands National Park Whitsundays

Photo credit: Photo: Justin Heitman ©Qld Govt

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Sandy Bay, South Molle Island

Sandy Bay, South Molle Island camping area features a good open camping area with a long sandy beach, providing an excellent opportunity for beachcombing. Great for keen bushwalkers, the bay is well connected to the rest of the island by walking tracks.

Accessible by

  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Campground facilities

  • Anchoring allowed
  • Mooring points
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Cultural and historic sites
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
Sandy Bay, South Molle Island. Photo: Jae Milowski, Queensland Government

Sandy Bay, South Molle Island. Photo: Jae Milowski, Queensland Government

Camping area features: good open camping area with a long sandy beach, providing an excellent opportunity for beachcombing. Great for keen bushwalkers, the bay is well connected to the rest of the island by walking tracks.

Location: west side of South Molle Island, approximately 5km east-north-east of Shute Harbour.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat (only) at mid to high tides.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 36 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping; large groups.

Camp site surface: rubble.

Facilities: toilet, picnic tables.

Open fires: prohibited.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. Advance bookings recommended for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: poor.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Molle Islands safely and camp with care.

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