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Address: Great Keppel Island, Queensland, Australia

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Nice beach visited after Cyclone Debbie; clean up in progress

The beach was beautiful but it was the busiest of the 7 beaches we visited on GKI. Quite a few residences backed onto it so it was easy access for them. It was hardest hit by the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beach was beautiful but it was the busiest of the 7 beaches we visited on GKI. Quite a few residences backed onto it so it was easy access for them. It was hardest hit by the cyclone and there was clean up work in progress. I wouldn't have wanted to stay for long because I liked how quiet some... More 

Thank Valenklein
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the closest beach to the Hideaway. Depending on wind direction , its a quiet , calm , sandy paradise for the kids to have fun. Sunset views to die for,

Thank Erik Z
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Nice beach for hiring some equipment and trying a water-based activity. My daughter and I tried stand-up paddle boarding. We enjoyed it.

Thank JenC00
Bribie Island
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great beach - perfect for a swim although need to do this at mid to high tide. beautiful sand and very clear water. Lots of shade for sitting under all day and close enough to accommodation to be able to go and get lunch/drinks/snacks if you need. Big enough to be interesting for beach combing. Beautiful of an early morning... More 

Thank localdugongspotter
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had Putney almost to ourselves and toddled off for food and drinks at the Haven whenever we felt inclined. One for the bucket list for sure.

Thank Michael P
Newcastle, Australia
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325 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Spent an hour or so on this fabulous beach, water beautiful, lovely colour. Very safe to swim in and sand easy to walk on at low tide. Never saw beach at high tide so can't comment. There is come cabins running along the edge and a tavern of sorts

Thank philandgwenh
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Great spot'beach front cabin you couldn't ask for more. No more south east Asia for us this it from now on

Thank Monica B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Putney Beach on Great Keppel is one of the best beaches in the world. At high tide it is a dream. Just above it is a bar/bistro which gives you at night a great backdrop of sunset drinks. A definite must for beach lovers!

1 Thank Pamela M
Terrigal, Australia
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187 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

White sands, turquoise water, soft waves and not many people! What more could you ask for! Relaxing and enjoyable- there is a small clump of trees to shelter under in the mid-day sun

1 Thank Lyn_traveller13
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Great spot for snorkelling and general relaxing. Make sure you take a picnic lunch and plenty of water and sunscreen. There is a pub only a couple of minutes walk though.

Thank lrdAustralia

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