Mindil Beach
Mindil Beach
4.5
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Situated just 5 minutes from Darwin City, Mindil Beach is a local’s favourite for watching tropical sunsets over the ocean. With a palm filled, grassy reserve, Mindil Beach is popular for markets and events. The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets take place here every Thursday and Sunday evening throughout the dry season (April to October). Follow the surrounding walking paths, which take you from Mindil Beach to Fannie Bay and East Point Reserve.
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  • Adam M
    Sydney, Australia22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach especially on market day. Family friendly.
    It is a beautiful beach especially at sunset. The best time to go there is when the market is on keeping in mind it is very busy. If you go early enough you can grab something to eat and sit on the beach with the family. I found it to be family friendly.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 17 March 2023
  • Yvonne5603
    Melbourne, Australia72 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning sunset
    Loved the markets at the beach. Plenty of food to choose from. Not as many non food stalls as I expected but maybe there is more on Thursday. Great atmosphere sitting on the dunes watching the sun go down.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 9 May 2023
  • Capitaine B
    Western Australia, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ultimate exhibitionistic experience !
    Mindil beach is the only beach in the world where there are hundreds of people (on markets day) on the beach to watch sunset but absolutely NOBODY going in the water, despite the water temperature being 27c ! Despite being in the middle of the dry season where the risks of crocodiles and jelly fish is low. I went in and out the water for several dips. I could feel hundreds of people people taking me photos of me "before" and "after"... meaning when I went in and then coming out. People somehow expecting body parts would be missing when coming out ! Haha Absolutely ultimate exhibitionistic experience !
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 August 2023
  • kwchong2023
    Sydney, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yummy Food and Spectacular Sunset on Thursday Mindil Beach Sunset Market
    The Thursday Mindil Beach Sunset Market is a must-visit destination. My wife and I were there early and browsed through all the food-stalls. There were so many varieties. With so much options, it was hard to make a decision. We had an early dinner and then headed to the beach to watch the sunset. The sunset was spectacular. The beach was full of people, enjoying the view of the orange sky as the sun went down. When the sun went below the horizon, everyone applauded. Obviously, everyone had a good time. Highly recommended.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Kerrie O
    New South Wales, Australia128 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mindil beach food and craft markets
    Food from every country available here. Prices reasonable to bit expensive e.g.. 4 BBQ prawns for $7.00 and not big ones either. Also some flea market style stalls with range items from cheap to locally made jewellery, whips, didgeridoos etc. Nice to wander through and see what taste tempted us. Seating at premium too. Worth a look whilst you are in Darwin
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Travelgirl0123
    Queensland, Australia76 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Markets at sunset
    Mindil Beach and markets are listed as a must do when visiting Darwin. I visited on Sunday, one of 2 market days and so a lot of people in attendance. The beach is small and wide. The sunset was lovely but I had a better view from my accommodation balcony a few kms away. I noted a lot of people left the beach after sunset but you need to stay about 15 to 20 mins to get the beautiful changing colours of the western sky. As for the markets I've seen better. One long side of food vans of different cultures - pricey, tried little samples and then Asian for dinner. Not a lot of tables/chairs to sit and eat. Other side was similar expensive handicraft. Lovely live background music - country and didgeridoo. Had a great foot and shoulder massage which was worth price. If you need somewhere to look at sunset (and a Darwin sunset is wonderful) or really into markets then it's worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Dyan H
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing place to see the sunset
    Head to the beach just before the sunset to see an amazing transformation of the sun. As it lowers it changes to a bright red giving a spectacular glow. It lingers long enough to take plenty of beautiful photos
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 October 2023
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Roger C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Amazing bustling market. Went four times in two weeks and enjoyed food, crafts, music, people......Surprising number of people who attend considering Darwin's relatively small population.
Written 29 December 2023
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Dyan H
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Head to the beach just before the sunset to see an amazing transformation of the sun. As it lowers it changes to a bright red giving a spectacular glow. It lingers long enough to take plenty of beautiful photos
Written 28 October 2023
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Tony B
Manhattan, KS257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
The sunset and market were as advertised. Beautiful location to end a day in Darwin. Enjoyed going to the Mindil Beach Market one night as well. Well worth the visit.
Written 20 October 2023
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Travelgirl0123
Queensland, Australia76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Mindil Beach and markets are listed as a must do when visiting Darwin. I visited on Sunday, one of 2 market days and so a lot of people in attendance. The beach is small and wide. The sunset was lovely but I had a better view from my accommodation balcony a few kms away. I noted a lot of people left the beach after sunset but you need to stay about 15 to 20 mins to get the beautiful changing colours of the western sky. As for the markets I've seen better. One long side of food vans of different cultures - pricey, tried little samples and then Asian for dinner. Not a lot of tables/chairs to sit and eat. Other side was similar expensive handicraft. Lovely live background music - country and didgeridoo. Had a great foot and shoulder massage which was worth price. If you need somewhere to look at sunset (and a Darwin sunset is wonderful) or really into markets then it's worth a visit.
Written 28 September 2023
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Dan W
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Overly rated.. food options good but other stalls tourist orientated.
Best thing was the sun setting but that can be seen from many areas other than Mindil.
Local Aboriginal ladies singing at sunset was lovely x
Written 24 September 2023
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Kerrie O
New South Wales, Australia128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Food from every country available here. Prices reasonable to bit expensive e.g.. 4 BBQ prawns for $7.00 and not big ones either. Also some flea market style stalls with range items from cheap to locally made jewellery, whips, didgeridoos etc. Nice to wander through and see what taste tempted us. Seating at premium too. Worth a look whilst you are in Darwin
Written 8 September 2023
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MadamJosephine
Melbourne, Australia1,311 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Whilst there is a huge array of food trucks, no alcohol is served, so you have to bring your own if you want to enjoy a beer or wine as you eat your food on the beach watching the sunset.
Written 6 September 2023
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kwchong2023
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The Thursday Mindil Beach Sunset Market is a must-visit destination. My wife and I were there early and browsed through all the food-stalls. There were so many varieties. With so much options, it was hard to make a decision. We had an early dinner and then headed to the beach to watch the sunset. The sunset was spectacular. The beach was full of people, enjoying the view of the orange sky as the sun went down. When the sun went below the horizon, everyone applauded. Obviously, everyone had a good time. Highly recommended.
Written 2 September 2023
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939keith
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We were advised to go but felt uncomfortable with lack of security as local were loud aggressive and in a few cases drunk spoiling for us what should have been an enjoyable night at the market followed by relaxing watching the sun go down over the ocean
Written 21 August 2023
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Capitaine B
Western Australia, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo

Mindil beach is the only beach in the world where there are hundreds of people
(on markets day) on the beach to watch sunset but absolutely NOBODY going in the water, despite the water temperature being 27c ! Despite being in the middle of the dry season where the risks of crocodiles and jelly fish is low.
I went in and out the water for several dips. I could feel hundreds of people people taking me photos of me "before" and "after"... meaning when I went in and then coming out. People somehow expecting body parts would be missing when coming out ! Haha
Absolutely ultimate exhibitionistic experience !
Written 15 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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