Ethel Beach
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Steve B
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
What a place! Amazing birdlife, coastal scenery and tropical rainforest right down to the water. Highlight of an fantastic trip to CI. Didn't get to do any snorkeling as it was a bit surgey but I hear tell that's spectacular as well. Highly recommen doing the clifftop boardwalk north from Lily beach - Brown Boobys with chicks everywhere, crashing surf and blowholes, the lot.
Written 22 August 2022
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IBenevolentDictatorI
Perth365 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Ethel Beach is one of the recommended snorkeling spots on Christmas Island. There is a fabulous diversity of fish. I have uploaded 2 of my photos. There are little patches of coral that are starting to regenerate after the bleaching.
We entered from the beach which is not such a great idea because of all the rocks and coral. A better entry point is from the boat ramp (see uploaded photo).
Written 31 December 2021
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Lupo75
55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
It’s not one of those wide, white beaches where you stay for hours and hours, but it’s very easy to reach, as opposed to Dolly beach.
Everyone raves about the snorkelling in Flying Fish Cove but I thought Ethel Beach was equally spectacular. Don’t get into the water from the beach itself if you don’t have protective footwear, it’s easier from the gorgeous rock pool hidden on the right side at the bottom of the boat ramp.
Ethel beach is a nesting site for boobies, so it’s great to observe them and hear their ominous, prehistoric sounds.
Lilly beach is literally next door, it’s very different from Ethel, it’s shallow and protected, so you get two amazing beaches for the price of one.
Written 15 March 2021
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ronp1954
Langford, Australia805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Lovely little beach but not sure how safe it is to swim. Bit of a boardwalk and steps to get down to the beach, but we managed it. Wasn’t overly difficult, just watch out for the red crabs that were everywhere. The beach is only small but we found some lovely shells so we are happy. Took some nice photos here as well.
Written 22 February 2021
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CasFromOz
Perth, Australia78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
We visited Ethel on a number of occasions and marvelled at the diversity of the underwater life. Just be mindful of the waves coming back over the reef as they can hurt!
Written 13 January 2021
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petersjsim
Tawau, Malaysia1,991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
This is a nice looking beach, but unfortunately it covers with sand and broken corals. It is not recommended to go in the water without foot wear. The vegetation along the beach is interesting. The boardwalk leading to the beach has interesting view of a stone forest.
Written 22 December 2018
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KylieIsTravelling
Perth, Australia3,853 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Lily Beach and Ethel Beach are a short walk from each other, although Lily Beach is more sheltered with a wider expanse of sand / pebbles.

Ethel Beach is fairly small and is accessed via a wooden walkway down to the water (not suitable for prams or wheelchairs).

It has a fairly rocky beach and is not great for swimming as the surf can be rough. Give this one a miss and head to Lily Beach instead.
Written 19 August 2018
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Ebony
Kakadu National Park, Australia440 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
I love to visit Ethel, the coral and reef is so beautiful, take a walk round the cove at low tide..... but don’t get caught out!
Written 17 August 2018
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Steve G
Perth, Australia334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
Coral Beach lined with Palm trees, the stuff you see in the movies. Loads of Red and Hermet Crabs. Only a short walk from the car park with decent walkways and railings. Worth a visit and take the camera.
Written 9 April 2017
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KazCI
Christmas Island, Australia325 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
There is more to Ethel Beach than the boat ramp. The main beach is a little further along on the other side of the car park and down some stairs. The beach is a strip of sand with shallow water ideal for splashing in. Sea conditions permitting the boat ramp is a great place to snorkel from. Directions available at the Visitor Information Centre.
Written 27 December 2016
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