Airlie Beach Lagoon
One of Airlie Beach’s best assets has to be the public lagoon situated in the middle of the main street, in the Whitsundays. The Airlie Beach Lagoon is located on the oceanfront, allowing for an amazing view of the surrounding Coral Sea, boats and islands. The sunshine, ocean breeze and freshwater provide a perfect place to relax with no worries. It is patrolled by lifeguards, meaning it's safe, monitored and a great place for families. The lagoon itself stretches for more than 4,000 square metres and is a public facility, open to both locals and and tourists. There is no cost on entering and all are welcome. It's the perfect place for a quick dip, or leisurely day in the sun.
The contained lagoon offers a protected place, free of stingers that is perfect for avid swimmers, families, and even athletes, with swimming lanes. There is a children's pool situated at one end, perfect for families with children and babies. It's a go-to for both locals, tourists and visitors, with barbecue facilities, shaded picnic areas, landscaped gardens, washrooms, change rooms, and state-of-the-art play area for kids.
The Airlie Beach Lagoon is an ideal place for relaxing and spending a laid back day in Airlie Beach. Not only is it a central place in the centre of town, it is also one of Airlie Beach's favourite free facilities, making it a great place to meet people, socialise, and relax. Take your friends and family along, or spend some time with some new friends. It even has its own sandy beach so you can have that authentic at-the-beach feeling without any of the worries!
The lagoon, which is patrolled by lifeguards from around 9am to 7pm daily (changes seasonally) features a children’s wading pool and pool as well as a larger pool for strong swimmers. Please note, the lagoon is closed at night.