Whether you want to swim, surf, snorkel or just sit and build sandcastles, Bargara caters to all beachgoers. Unlike other seaside towns, Bargara offers multiple beaches, all offering a unique experience. From vast golden beaches to protected alcoves pick the perfect beach spot for your mood.
Neilson Park Beach
One of Bargara’s more prominent beaches, Neilson’s is patrolled by the local surf lifesaving club. Depending on the tides and weather you can catch some small waves here, but generally, it’s a good spot for boogie boards and families.
To the right of the Turtle Park directly in front of the main entrance to Bargara is Bargara Beach. Surrounded by rocky groyne walls, this small beach offers excellent exploring opportunities. Its location to the park and cafes make it the perfect spot to pop down to amongst other activities.
Also located next to a park, the Basin is a favourite of locals. This area is a protected alcove by the black volcanic rocks found along the Bargara coastline. The Basin is a large and shallow area, protected from waves, making it the perfect spot for families with young children. After your swim, enjoy the barbecues and play equipment at Christsen Park.
Bargara’s Largest Beach, Kelly’s is also the most popular and the longest. Fully patrolled during the surf-lifesaving season, Kelly’s is the ideal location when you want to be at the beach to get in the water. Here you will find swimmers and all kinds of watercraft utilising the beach.
Adjacent to Kelly’s Beach in Money’s Creek. This sandy tidal creek is a great option when the surf is too rough for children, or the best choice for real littlies.
Archies Beach is a popular spot for dog owners, as one of the few places at Bargara where you can have your dog on the beach. It is also generally not as busy as the popular Neilson Park and Kelly’s beaches.
Rifle Range Beach
Next to an off-leash dog area, Rifle Range Beach is also a popular spot for dog owners. It is probably the least known of all Bargara’s beaches, making it a great secluded spot most of the time. It also offers some great exploration opportunities at low tide.