About this place
The islands within the park have restricted access to the public to help preserve their animal and plant life.
You can access the mainland beaches for swimming and walking. Kayaking around the sheltered waters is a great way to explore the park while shallow bays and beaches make it an ideal place for snorkelling and swimming. This is a great spot for kitesurfing.
Tour operators run kayaking tours and wildlife observation cruises in the area. Fishing is permitted in much of the park. Fishers should check the zoning maps to determine the types of fishing permitted in specific locations.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Shoalwater Coastal Strip.
We recognise and acknowledge Gnaarla Karla Booja people as the traditional owners of Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.