So this is one thing we’re justifiably famous for here in Queensland. Miles and miles of pristine beach free from invading hordes.
Yes you can pretty much find kilometres of basically empty beach on which to take a leisurely stroll. Nobody trying to sell you a sarong, offer you a massage or entice you with a surfing lesson. Just peace and quiet and the odd strolling dog.
This particular beach is one of my favourites – Mission Beach. Just a couple of hours south of Cairns this is a great stop for people heading north, and even possible as a long (ish) day trip for those with limited time. Highly recommended.