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What's in Airlie Beach?

As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and 74 Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach is a bustling township featuring everything you will need to have a memorable holiday.

The beautiful seaside town looks over the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands and is filled with fantastic accommodation options to suit all budgets as well as retail outlets, general services such as doctors and dentists as well as plenty of dining options!

The main street itself has a fantastic vibe with a strip of bars and clubs, hostels, a large supermarket and many places to grab a great meal. There are also heaps of public facilities to use including undercover tables and chairs, barbecues, parks and even a huge lagoon for swimming.

Because it is known as a popular boating region with a blossoming marine tourism industry, Airlie Beach also boasts 3 marinas, two of which are in walking distance to the main street itself.

Not only do all day and overnight tours depart from these neighbouring marinas, but they are also a beautiful place to visit and see the amazing vessels harboured there. The marinas also feature many dining and retail shop options to browse during your visit at Abell Point Marina and Port of Airlie Marina. Shute Harbour Marina is the third marina in the region which is a short scenic drive away from the main street.

In terms of accommodation, Airlie Beach has every demographic covered from backpackers, flashpackers, groups of friends, families, students, couples and honeymooners.

There is also the choice of staying in the main street itself or staying on the outer shirts of town, away from the crowds in a hostel, motel, hotel, resort, apartment, self-contained unit or bed and breakfast.

And there are ample choices of restaurant and food places to see and try with something to suit all acquired tastes, from fast-food, takeaways, sit-down restaurants, clubs, pubs, cafes and of course seafood!

Because everything is situated in or nearby the main street, travellers don't need a vehicle, only their feet!

Learn more about things to do in Airlie Beach here!

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