Bargara is as diverse as it is beautiful.

Bargara has somehow managed to grow into a sophisticated beachside hub while still retaining its seaside village charm. Popular cafes, upmarket restaurants, artisans, quaint fashion and homewares boutiques are at home among the traditional fish and chip shops and local hotels.

The expansive foreshore is a playground for all ages.

Peppered along the expansive, multimodal esplanade pathway are picnic tables, playgrounds and exercise equipment.
Enjoy a bike ride, throw a frisbee or partake in an outdoor yoga session.


Whatever style of holiday you want, you will find it at Bargara. Catering for a variety of holidaymakers, Bargara accommodation ranges from camping and cabins to luxury apartments and rental homes.

Bargara Beach Caravan Park, nestled at the northern end of Bargara at Nielson Park Beach, has camp and caravan sites as well as a range of cabins. Absolute Oceanfront Caravan Park on Woongarra Scenic Drive is a small, quiet, pet-friendly park with sites and cabins.

Bargara is well serviced with a range of budget and quality accommodation in local motels and resorts. From the absolute beachfront Don Pancho Beach Resort to Kellys Beach Resort (it also has a great restaurant) to Bargara Gardens Motel, Pacific Sun Motor Inn, and the modern Bargara Beach Motor Inn. You are assured of finding a comfortable and friendly spot as your holiday base.

To make the most of the stunning ocean views and add a bit of coastal luxury, a stay in an apartment like C Bargara, Manta, The Point, Kacy’s Motel (right next door to the brand-new hotel) and Coral Sands Apartments will not disappoint.

Dining and Food Options

Whether you are after an elegant evening for two, a relaxed dinner with friends, a casual breakfast or lunch, afternoon tea, catch up or a coffee on the run – you will find all kinds of dining options centrally located in Bargara.

Red Chili Thai, The Windmill Café (TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award winners), Rick’s at Bargara, Casablanca on See, Kacy’s Restaurant, The Journey, Rock Latino Caffe, Turtle Paradise Café Restaurant & Bar, Johns Asian Delight, Kellys Beach Resort and Restaurant of the Earth Juice Shop are all recommended by locals. Or try the Beach Mill at the Surf Club – it will delight the taste buds and senses while you overlook the ocean and beautiful Neilson’s Park Beach.

When you want an easy night in, you are spoilt for choice of takeaway fare with Bradlees serving up fish and chips and great fresh pizzas, Bargara Beach Bakehouse, See Street Fish ’n’ Chips, Spring Eats ’n’ Treats and great burgers at Carlyle Gardens Shop. Bargara Central Shopping precinct is home to McDonalds, Domino’s Pizza and Bargara Beach Bakery & Coffee Shop.

Club Bargara, which overlooks Christensen Park and Kellys Beach, is home to the Golf Club and opens seven days a week with great bistro meals and cold drinks.  The Sandhills Sports Club is home to the local Bowls club and has a new clubhouse with bar and bistro. The Bargara Beach Hotel has undergone extensive renovations and could be your new favourite local, along with Bargara Lakes Tavern.

If you fancy a lazy Sunday afternoon tipple overlooking Neilson’s Park Beach, The Bundaberg Surf Club opens its upstairs bar from 3pm-6pm. You can bring your own nibblies and join friends and family for a relaxed afternoon.