Etty Bay

Etty Bay beach & swimming net Etty Bay beach & swimming net  

 

15 minutes south of Innisfail a gorgeous white sand beach looks out from the surrounding rainforest over a small hidden bay. Behind the beach there are just a few houses, a cafe, a caravan park and, unusually for such a tiny out-of-the-way place, a surf life-saving club which was founded in 1935. The beach is only patrolled on Sundays by members of the club but a swimming net (for safe swimming) is maintained throughout the summer months when jellyfish can be active.

Etty Bay Cafe Etty Bay Cafe Etty Bay Etty Bay from the air

Etty Bay beach Etty Bay beach Etty Bay from The Old Pottery Early morning at Etty Bay from The Old Pottery

Dawn clouds from The Old Pottery Wet season clouds at dawn from The Old Pottery Young Cassowary & Male Cassowary at Etty Bay Young Cassowary & older male, Etty Bay

Etty Bay is one of the prettiest beaches in North Qeensland and is very popular with locals at the weekend.

If you prefer the unusal, Etty Bay is an escape artist's dream retreat.  Make it your base to stay for a few days if you are exploring the Palmerston/Innisfail/Mission Beach/Tully area.

Best place to stay is The Old Pottery which is just beyond the caravan park on the ridge overlooking the second beach.

Etty Bay -2nd beach Etty Bay 2nd beach from The Old Pottery The Old Pottery - Etty Bay The Old Pottery - Etty Bay

It's also a great place to see a Cassowary as they are frequent visitors to Etty Bay and are often seen walking along the beach.

Cassowary walking the tideline, Etty Bay Cassowary walking the tideline at Etty Bay

 

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