September 7, 2017

Dingo Beach – Where The Locals Go To Get Away From It All

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When you live in the beautiful Whitsundays and get to wake up and nod off to sleep each day with fresh, clean salty air wafting through your bedroom windows, and just a short stroll to the beach and café for that all important morning coffee, where everything you’d want for is just 5 minutes away, it’s possibly a little disturbing to find yourself wondering, ‘where do the locals go when they want to get away from it all?’

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‘There is no time to bored in a world as beautiful as this’. Dingo Beach

It wasn’t long before I started to hear bits of conversations around me spoken in that delicious north Queensland drawl quoting Dingo Beach and Hotel as a spot that had to be investigated, promising kilometers of secluded sandy tropical pristine beaches where the fishin’ and crabbin’ are great, and lets not forget the ‘sick time’ that could be had at The Pub.

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‘Take every chance you get in life, because sometimes things only happen once’.

I decided I had to explore Dingo Beach and when one of my favourite peeps and old workmates came to visit to get away from the freezing winter down south, I figured the time was ripe.  I wanted to take in all the touristy sights we could fit into 3 days; but also leave plenty of time to just sit and natter away some hours catching up.

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Knowing ‘Cheffie’ and ‘Wifey’ would enjoy getting off the beaten track and love nothing better than a good yarn with some icy cold ales and good pub food, it seemed Dingo Beach Hotel was just the right spot to while away the day.

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Branding is EVERYTHING!

I have to tell you folks, that this place under promises and over delivers and you really do feel like you’ve escaped to a simpler way of the life; where the beaches indeed are pristine and the water is crystal clear.  With hardly anyone wandering the sands at low tide the day we went, it felt like our own little patch of paradise.  We spend hours walking through the delicious shallow waves, catching up and watching Little Chef race through the water without a care in the world.  The Dingo Beach Hotel beer garden is just a few short steps from the beach and offers loads of shady nooks to settle in for a while.

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Step 1 – Ditch Airlie for the day and drive to Dingo Beach. Step 2 – Take a few deep breaths and maybe a candid photo. Step 3 – Order the “dingo burger” from the one and only shop, you won’t regret it.

The WIFI is temperamental in this neck of the woods my friends, so put that phone away and be prepared to indulge in all that’s important in life.  Good friends, good food, good beer (kept icy cold with the foam ‘specially branded’ stubby and glass holders – nice touch!).  Throw in a dash of stunning ocean views and good service, and it’ll all add up to a Great “Aussie” Experience not to be missed while in the Whitsundays.

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‘Don’t call it a dream…call it a plan’.

This is not a place to expect anything other than what it is my fine foodie friends, so don’t go asking for your half ‘n half, full cream soy bean coffee with an extra dash of caramel OK, although I’m sure the accommodating staff would have a crack at your request!  And do be prepared with a few quick comebacks to tease the Chef if you order the famous Dingo Burger.

So tell me dear reader, where in the world are you from? Where do the locals go to get away from it all in your neck of the woods?

The meals and booze were independently paid for. 

Dingo Beach

Price: $20.00 for Mains
 Courtesy bus from/to Airlie Beach accommodation Thursday thru to Sunday.
Phone: 07 4945 7153


shenANNAgans is Anna Johnston, a 30 - something Aussie gal with an unwavering passion for the Hospitality industry. I love the quirky and unusual, designing events, travelling far and wide and eating food from all around the world. I am coffee blooded, a craft beer enthusiast, wine drinking yogi who enjoys writing about her adventures.

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Kalyan Panja - July 14, 2019 Reply

Dingo Beach looks a charming place to visit. The photos and the landscapes are giving me real travel goals to plan a trip soon to this paradise.

    Anna - December 15, 2019 Reply

    It is incredible, one of my most favourite places to just sit and be. If you do happen to visit this neck of the woods, please do make time to stop in at Dingo Beach for a beer and burger. You wont regret it.

Paige - October 3, 2017 Reply

Dingo Beach sounds like a great place to relax. That burger looks delicious as well! I’m from Missouri in the USA and we go to the OZarks to explore the lakes or the trails!

    Anna - October 3, 2017 Reply

    Yes, the burger was great. The OZarks sound amazing, I’d love to visit.

Jen Joslin - September 26, 2017 Reply

Sounds like a great spot to getaway and spend time with friends. We’ve yet to visit New Zealand, but your posts on the Whitsundays are really inspiring me! My partner and I live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and we like to getaway about once a month to Kampot, a small riverside town a couple of hours away where we can laze on the deck by the water in nature 😀

    Anna - September 26, 2017 Reply

    Your locals only get away sounds magical, enjoy that lazing on the deck by the water in nature. 🙂

Guy Crotty - September 19, 2017 Reply

We haven’t spent nearly enough time up in far north Queensland and this just adds extra fuel to the fire to visit. If your descriptions and pictures of the beaches weren’t enough that works burger had me 100% sold. While I love the resurgence in burger culture the world over I still find it very hard to beat a good works burger from the local Aussie pub, corner store, country road house or fish and chippy! So damn good!!

    Anna - September 20, 2017 Reply

    Yes, your so right! Burgers have become such a “thing” worldwide, but nothing beats a burger like an Aussie pub or cafe somewhere along the road. North Queensland has so much to offer the traveler, specially here in the Whitsundays. Don’t be a stranger when you visit.

Red Nomad OZ (Marion Halliday) - September 19, 2017 Reply

Haha, love the stubbie holders – I wonder how many go ‘missing’ every year??!! It’s hard to imagine actually finishing that monster-burger, but will all day to sit back and relax, who cares??!! I haven’t been to the Whitsundays in WAY too long – but local tips like this are what I travel for 😀

    Anna - September 19, 2017 Reply

    Yep, kind of a giggle the stubbie holders, we laughed so much at their “branding”!!! But, it fitted the place down to the “t”! Getting off the beaten track is quickly becoming my idea of superior travel too.

mjskitchen - September 15, 2017 Reply

Isn’t is fun to explore a new place? You’re doing it right girl! I remember when we moved to New Mexico over 40 years ago, we traveled all over the place. However, not everywhere. Next week, I’m headed to a part of NM that I’ve been through but have never explored. Never too old to have fun! You inspire this old lady Darlin! Looks like a beautiful beach. Thanks!

Archana Singh - September 15, 2017 Reply

I had never even heard about Dingo Beach before stumbling upon your post. But described it so beautifully right at the start of your article that I am completely sold on it. I mean who wouldn’t want to wake up to a beach where you get to experience clean fresh air every day and where everything you’d want is just 5 minutes away

carla - September 15, 2017 Reply

What a superb way to spend a weekend! Here in the concrete jungle on Manila, beaches are about 2 hours drive, 4 hours if going on a long weekend because of traffic LOL.

Agness of aTukTuk - September 15, 2017 Reply

Wow! I would love to be on this beach right now! Is it usually empty there?

Karla - September 14, 2017 Reply

Dingo beach is amazing. Actually, that’s one thing I enjoyed about Australia. I love places like this one. I also like that wifi is temperamental, I guess, it just says ” Time to relax and talk to people, not the phone”.

Juliette | Snorkels to Snow - September 14, 2017 Reply

Sounds like an awesome place to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life in the city! In Auckland, NZ, most head up north to little beachside campgrounds or the Coromandel – another beautiful part of the country with lots of little beaches and sleepy towns to visit. It’s so nice getting out of the city. Especially to a beach!

    Anna - September 14, 2017 Reply

    I could not agree with you more Juliette. Beach dwelling is perfect for kicking back and forgetting about our day to day life. Your campgrounds and the Coronandel sound amazing. I went on a cruise around New Zealand once and we stopped many times at little villages on the north island, it was truly beautiful.

Punita Malhotra - September 14, 2017 Reply

Now that I read it, I am wondering too…where do the locals go when they want to get away from it all? No seriously, each time I see a post about the beach, I do wonder whether the locals love their life as much as we think they do. Lovely post about a lovely, relaxing beach.

    Anna - September 14, 2017 Reply

    Oh I love that my post inspired a little thought about where the locals go in your area. 🙂
    I can tell you from first hand experience as a beach side liver… escaping one beach paradise for another is AMAZING!

Izzy - September 13, 2017 Reply

Great tip about the lack of wireless connectivity on the beach. What better motivation to unplug, especially at a site as scenic as this one?

    Anna - September 14, 2017 Reply

    Well yes, the lack of wifi is a good thing as it means you are forced to really jump in and enjoy the moment. 🙂

Sandy N Vyjay - September 13, 2017 Reply

Dingo Beach looks really a nice place to spend an evening or head out to for a weekend. The vast stretches of secluded beach look so inviting. Great food, the sun n sand n sea, makes for a great combo and the promise of great times.

    Anna - September 13, 2017 Reply

    Absolutely, I think Dingo Beach will be a spot we’ll return to again and again for us. There is something super special about miles of empty safe beaches and fresh air with the promise of a nice ale to top it off.

Sue Slaght - September 13, 2017 Reply

Sign me up for a few days of bliss on Dingo Beach. A paradise all to yourselves. Likely great that you can disconnect there and really have some full relaxation. Here getting away from it all would be to lesser known mountain hiking trail. However just this past weekend we went to a provincial park south east of the city ( opposite direction to the mountains) and it was like a mini Grand Canyon with hardly another soul around.

    Anna - September 13, 2017 Reply

    Oh Wow to the mini Grand Canyon. I’ve often thought I would like have a crack at hiking around places like that, some places seem really empty when there’s no-one around (like some of the places ‘Outback’ in Australia) and then theres other places like Dingo Beach that just seemed amazing, restful and a place to recharge the batteries.

Carol Perehudoff - September 13, 2017 Reply

Dingo Beach sounds fabulous. Clear water, beach and even a beer garden. I can see why the locals would go there to get away. Nice problem to have, getting away from paradise!

    Anna - September 13, 2017 Reply

    I know right, the whole ‘getting away from it all’ idea up here in Paradise seems just a little quirky even for my mind.

Ron Meker - September 13, 2017 Reply

I love that.
As a guy leaving in Tel Aviv, Israel, which became one hell of a tourist city, you can’t even find a place to place your towel in the weekends. And I live 5 min walking from the beach :\
So trust me, I’m gonna need to find me a secret beach like a good local guy.

    Anna - September 13, 2017 Reply

    Yep, crowded beaches are a thing in themselves. It must be one of the best oceans to swim with so many tourists crowding your beaches. Finding secluded little nooks in nature is the best feeling, specially when you know not that many other folk know about it.

Tami - September 13, 2017 Reply

Dingo Beach looks beautiful, especial that crystal clear water. I would also love hearing the local accent. Why is it that my own language sounds so boring when compared to a foreign accent?!

    Anna - September 13, 2017 Reply

    Yes, the crystal clear ocean waters up this way are a thing of beauty, couldn’t agree more. I am so charmed with the local Aussie accent up this way in North Queensland, Australia. I’ve lived in a truly multi-cultured city most of my life and even those with accents from various parts of the world, still sounded kind of normal. It wasn’t until I moved 2,500klms away that I realized the “locals” have an accent, a true Aussie accent. Love it.

Mike Cotton - September 13, 2017 Reply

Local knowledge rules. I love hearing about the spots locals go to, especially in places such as the immensely popular Whitsundays. Saying that I am often wary about sharing my favourite spots in Fernie, I wanna keep them to myself.

    Anna - September 13, 2017 Reply

    I know what you mean Mike, I thought twice about sharing Dingo Beach until I remembered the Hotel and Store are up for sale to the tune of millions of dollars, so I figured sooner or later it’s not going to stay the local for the locals for too much longer! We have however, found spots up this way that I too want to keep to myself.

Suruchi - September 13, 2017 Reply

We are from Delhi in India, and we run towards Goa for Vitamin sea but that’s not an offbeat destination. The Dingo beach looks perfect for an offbeat destination lovers like us and no internet is what we will love most with good food and beer.

    Anna - September 13, 2017 Reply

    There is SO much about Delhi and India in general that I’d love to explore, it’s absolutely a place high on my bucket list that’s for sure. Goa and the seaside would be great for all those living in big cities, it must be amazing to get away from the noise and crowds of city life. Yes, Dingo Beach has quickly become our favorite that’s for sure.

Jenna - September 12, 2017 Reply

Always so nice to find a spot that under promises and over delivers! Dingo Beach looks wonderful and like a perfect place to escape for a long weekend. The food looks delicious too! Great find!

    Anna - September 13, 2017 Reply

    Isn’t it just! Finding new spots while we travel to new places are food to our souls, and finding spots that are a little off the beaten track when you move to a new life and climate is just as much fun.

Queen Suebah - September 12, 2017 Reply

What a wonderful day we all had, I love getting away from it all and finding beaches largely undiscovered by the masses.

    Anna - September 13, 2017 Reply

    It sure was a lovely day wasn’t it. So much beauty in the color of the sea the day we were there, magical.

Drew - September 12, 2017 Reply

What a beautiful and secluded beach. It looks like the ideal spot to get away from it all and just relax. The Dingo Burger looks pretty hefty as well, which would mean I would need a little post-lunch nap under the shade of one of the trees.

    Anna - September 13, 2017 Reply

    The Dingo Burger is a bit of a challenge that’s for sure. We all made our way over to the beach and spread our travel rug under the trees and did indeed nod off for awhile after lunch.

Efthimis K. - September 12, 2017 Reply

Living in Greece, I always look for secluded beaches without tourists and as a local I can definitely find some. A wifi-free paradise with huge burgers like these could also be my thing 🙂

    Anna - September 12, 2017 Reply

    The lack of tourists is what makes this little nook of the woods so dang appealing, the burger and beers on the beach, all icing on the cake. 🙂 Very cool you know where some secret beaches are in Greece.

Vanessa Chiasson - September 12, 2017 Reply

That burger looks like a challenge! I’m so glad you practically had the place to yourself -there’s nothing more relaxing that imagining that the beach is your own private paradise.

    Anna - September 12, 2017 Reply

    Yeah, it was/is incredible to find such a beautiful little gem like Dingo Beach, we love whiling away afternoons out there. And the burger… its big, but achievable. 🙂

Travelling Dany - September 12, 2017 Reply

Is Dingo Beach always that quiet? Because if it is, I can well see why the locals love it so much! I just can’t stand overcrowded beaches! The Dingo burger of course caught my husband’s attention: he said it looks huge and delicious so he’ll have to bucketlist it 😀

    Anna - September 12, 2017 Reply

    Dingo Beach gets pretty busy on a Sunday arvo, all the locals head out for brews on the beach. 🙂 Its amazing!
    Haha.. hubby will totally love the burger, it had steak, a beef patty and bacon on it. Hope he enjoys when he gets it in his face.

Annika - September 11, 2017 Reply

Going off the beaten path and finding where the locals hang out is a sure fire way to have a great time and you will leave with plenty of stories to tell. Thanks for sharing your experience at Dingo Beach. It looks like you had a great time!

    Anna - September 12, 2017 Reply

    Hanging with the locals has proven to be some of the best times I’ve had since living in the area. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed adventuring along with me Annika, and all the YES to having a great time. We always do when we visit Dingo Beach.

Amanda - September 11, 2017 Reply

Oh, I’m so very over the freezing, wet Adelaide Hills winter – I’d kill for some Whitsundays sunshine.
Dingo beach sound like the medicine I need!

    Anna - September 12, 2017 Reply

    Come on up lovely lady! We’ve got a spare room with your name on it. 🙂

Megan Jerrard - September 11, 2017 Reply

Thanks for sharing this local secret! Dingo Beach and Hotel sounds like a great way to escape for the day. Kind of nice that the WiFi is temperamental – allows you to live in the moment and enjoy that incredibly dingo burger I see you ordered – looks great!

    Anna - September 11, 2017 Reply

    Yep, I am indeed enjoying all the little local secrets I can easily access, and well you know its going to be SUPER GREAT when you get to eat giant burgers like the ones they serve at the Dingo Beach Hotel. 🙂

Laura Lynch - September 11, 2017 Reply

Well, yes, Dingo Beach is just as amazing as the rest of Australia – it’s like paradise. I can see why the locals go there to hang out. I’ve been wanting to go to the Whitsundays. Now I have the insider secrets.

    Anna - September 11, 2017 Reply

    Get on a visit gurl! 🙂 Seriously it is one of the best parts of Australia here in the Whitsundays, but maybe I am a little bias. #lovewhitsundays

Katherine - September 11, 2017 Reply

I love how the pub gave you a stubby for the pint glass! So Australian :). It’s nice when the wifi is temperamental, as you say it means that we actually enjoy life and get off our phones. Especially when you are in a location like this!

    Anna - September 11, 2017 Reply

    Teehee… yep, those stubby holders are pretty cool, I love how much thought went into their branding. 😀
    We love being able to go off the grid in one of the most BEAUTIFUL parts of Australia. Winning at life!

Aleah | SolitaryWanderer - September 11, 2017 Reply

Seems like you have the beach to yourself! That burger is HUGE though. I don’t think I can finish even half of it.

    Anna - September 11, 2017 Reply

    Yep, every time we have visited Dingo Beach, no one much has been around and we’ve had the beach mostly to ourselves. It’s wonderful!
    And the burger is huge! But… I did finish it. Haha

Anne - September 11, 2017 Reply

Ooh you lucky thing, living in the whitsundays. I still rave about the beaches there but this also looks like a fab escape too

    Anna - September 11, 2017 Reply

    Yeah, we are pretty darn lucky to call the Whitsundays home these days.
    Beautiful one day, perfect the next! 🙂

Carrie - September 11, 2017 Reply

Great to know where you can go to get away from the tourist crowds! And those beer holders are awesome. I’d love to spend a relaxing beach day there.

    Anna - September 11, 2017 Reply

    The stubby holders are GREAT! We couldnt stop smiling when the bar gave us them. 🙂
    And… if you are ever in this nook of the woods, you now know where to go to escape the crowds.

Christina Pfeiffer - September 10, 2017 Reply

I’ve heard of Dingo Beach and I think it’s a really cool name. Next time I’m up that way I will definitely check it out.

    Anna - September 11, 2017 Reply

    Awesome Christina! Say GDay if ya do make it up this way. 🙂

Mei from Travel with Mei and Kerstin - September 10, 2017 Reply

I’m not really a beach person, but that looks like a relaxing beach to stay for a day or two! Thanks for sharing your experience there!

    Anna - September 11, 2017 Reply

    Yeah, its a great little place to escape the touristy crowds and well… eat! Haha. 🙂

Sarah - September 10, 2017 Reply

This looks like an awesome place! It’s so rare these days to find decent beach spots that are truly secluded so what a great find. That burger looks mouth-watering, and I can imagine it washes down very well with one of their ice-cold beers 🙂 We live in Switzerland right now (land-locked!), so the only beaches we have are at the rivers and lakes but there are a couple of spots outside the city not so well known by tourists. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend!

    Anna - September 11, 2017 Reply

    I am very lucky to call this little nook of the woods home, that’s for sure! 🙂
    I am a massive fan of river and lake beaches, especially if there are waterfalls involved.
    Wishing you a most excellent week ahead. 😀

Tifanee - September 10, 2017 Reply

I like the idea of being off the grid so that’s a good thing in my opinion. I’ve never heard of Dingo Beach, but let me go ahead and add it to the ever growing list of places to go if I ever get to Australia lol

    Anna - September 11, 2017 Reply

    Hahaha… my list of places to visit is ridiculously long also Tifanee. I feel ya gurl! 🙂 Hola if and when you get here tho, I’ve got a bunch of other places only the locals know about, places that we are not allowed to speak about on public forums. 🙂

Emma McKay - September 10, 2017 Reply

Ahh I keep hearing such amazing things about the Whitsundays! Theyre so high up on my list for places to visit in OZ it’s ridiculous. It looks so amazing there – so nice you were able to find the hidden gem!

    Anna - September 11, 2017 Reply

    Yeah, the Whitsundays are REALLY on the map since the cyclone as we want people to come back and enjoy our beautiful little tropical paradise, so it’s no wonder you are hearing amazing things about the Whitsundays. When you are in town, hola OK. Happy to play tourist guide. 🙂

Tim UrbanDuniya - September 10, 2017 Reply

I need to get there, stat. Looks exactly like the kind of place I need in my life right now. Very jelly! :p

    Anna - September 11, 2017 Reply

    When? When? When? WHEN Tim? 😀
    We’ve got a spare room with your name all over it. And you know I’d make a most excellent tour guide. 🙂

Kiyoko - September 10, 2017 Reply

Thanks for the great article. I recently spent ten days in Hawaii, and unfortunately most of the beaches I was out were filled with people. I’d love to get my only little section of a beach somewhere in the world to just relax and forget about the stresses of life!

    Anna - September 10, 2017 Reply

    Oh boy, having to compete with all the tourists at the beach just isn’t my idea of fun either. I do hope you find a local that might just share their knowledge on where to go for a beach that you can relax and forget about the stresses of life. 🙂

Maxine - September 10, 2017 Reply

Wow this sounds so peaceful and relaxing! Especially with the weak WiFi – great way to unwind and reconnect with nature. Plus that burger looks so good!

    Anna - September 10, 2017 Reply

    Yep, not gonna lie Maxine, Dingo Beach really does have a lot to rave about. We love that we can escape to a slower pace (because life is so hustle and bustle in Airlie Beach – haha) and just enjoy life for all the amazing that it is. 🙂

Alouise - September 10, 2017 Reply

I haven’t been to Australia (yet), but this beach looks amazing. There’s a little beach close to where I live to get away from it all, but I’m in Ireland so it’s a lot colder here than where you are. Still nice to walk along the beach even if it’s too cold for a swim.

    Anna - September 10, 2017 Reply

    Get on a visit to Australia ASAP Alouise, especially to my little tropical paradise. 🙂
    It is on my list to visit Ireland, even though the cold might kill me, all that green vegetation along the coast is incredible.

Carol Colborn - September 10, 2017 Reply

I am not really a beach person but having an Aussie beach to yourself which is a little farther away that hordes of tourists cannot invade is a luxury.

    Anna - September 10, 2017 Reply

    Absolutely Carol, even if you dont much care for the beach, as you say having a beach to yourself is absolutely PERFECT. Much to love about that! 🙂

Eoin Dolly - September 10, 2017 Reply

I loved the Whitsundays I had the pleasure of visiting when I lived in Australia. Never heard of Dingo beach though seems like a good idea to keep it a secret from the tourists.

    Anna - September 10, 2017 Reply

    That is AWESOME Eoin that you loved my little tropical paradise, it makes me happy to know that you included it on your adventures when in Australia. 🙂 Dingo Beach is one of those places so many never actually get too, but… maybe next time you are in town?!

Sara Broers - September 10, 2017 Reply

Sometimes being forced to disconnect from the world wide web is a good thing, as you have shown. Give me a beach anywhere and I’m good to go! Those little so called local spots are often the best found treasures.

    Anna - September 10, 2017 Reply

    Yep, we love being able to go off the grid for a couple of hours every other week and still have EVERYTHING we need, amazing beaches, beers and burgers. Haha! 🙂

Danik - September 10, 2017 Reply

This looks like a perfect place to eat and relax. I loving the look of that burger. Never heard of Dingo Beach but I sure want to check it out now.

    Anna - September 14, 2017 Reply

    It is a magical little paradise, we really are very lucky to have access to this nook of the woods. Hope you can come for a visit some time soon Danik. 🙂

Jenn and Ed Coleman - September 9, 2017 Reply

We live in sunny San Diego, known as America’s Finest City and awash with tourists all summer. We’re just off the boardwalk in Pacific Beach, which becomes thick as thieves with Zonies (a local term for people visiting from the neighboring state Arizona) wandering aimlessly on the sidewalk. What I particularly don’t understand is why there is an empty beach and this hmm….. people have to play football over the walkway and not 10′ away in the sand. If they wanted to play on pavement, they could have stayed home.

Your question was were do locals go in our town to get away from tourists. In San Diego that beach is Black’s Beach just north of La Jolla. There is a pretty good hike down the cliffs to the beach that we use as our training trail for hiking. Once you hit the beach, it’s clothing optional to the north and miles of empty beach to the south. It’s one of the best surf breaks and prettiest beach in town too and there is almost always parking. It’s just hike and NOT eye candy that keeps people away.

    Anna - September 14, 2017 Reply

    A beach that one has to hike into that lands you in a secluded paradise where clothing is optional, sounds outstanding. How incredible that you guys use the trail for training too. If I am ever in San Diego, I will be on the hunt for directions to Black Beach. AMAZING! 🙂

    PS: That whole fitness on the path or road or where people need access to, drives me bonkas too. Get on the beach people, so much more fun being able to dive and slide about on the sand. Hah!

anto - September 9, 2017 Reply

I was supposed to go to the Whitsundays this spring but had to cancel due to family matters. Am so sad I couldn’t get to go … would love to head back one day since my last time here was in 2002 already and I imagine it has changed a lot …

    Anna - September 14, 2017 Reply

    Oh Anto…. I do hope you rebook that trip to the Whitsundays stat. 🙂 We wanna share all our magic with you.

Sreekar - September 9, 2017 Reply

Seems pretty interesting. Catchy name too:) Anyway who doesn’t love the Whitsundays on a weekend. Will fit this on my next visit! Bookmarking this post now:)

    Anna - September 14, 2017 Reply

    Thanks Sreekar, glad you enjoyed the post and that you’ve added the Whitsundays to your list to visit. 🙂

Norma Chang - September 8, 2017 Reply

Love your quote: ‘Fill your life with ADVENTURES, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show’.
I am beach envy, I would have to travel for hours to get to an ocean beach.

    Anna - September 8, 2017 Reply

    Oh boy, that is a bummer that you have to travel hours to get to the beach. Makes me even more grateful I get to call this beautiful little tropical paradise home! 🙂

John/Kitchen Riffs - September 8, 2017 Reply

Looks like the perfect beach! Gorgeous place to relax. And have a beer. 🙂 Fun post — thanks.

    Anna - September 8, 2017 Reply

    Yep… no complaints coming from me John. #lifesabeach 🙂

Krista Bjorn - September 7, 2017 Reply

I love this so much, Anna. 🙂 It’s these local places that are so much fun and so relaxing. Ours would have to be Queen Mary Falls and the Coomba Water Hole. Such gorgeous places. 🙂

    Anna - September 8, 2017 Reply

    Oh I do hope that I get to check out your local spots some time soon. 🙂

Mabel Kwong - September 7, 2017 Reply

Never heard of Dingo Beach! What an Aussie name for an Aussie beach. It really is beautiful where you live now, Miss Anna! Sun, sea and a great sense of community. Lying on the sand. great grub, great company, warmth and just peace in the air…it sounded like every bit the great trip. That burger is one heck of a burger though – so tall and massive! I’d certainly can’t fit all of the layers into my mouth at one go 😀

Here in Melbourne I think you might know how we get around – we just do what we like wherever we are 😀 When I want to get away from it all, I like to stay at home and just be lost in my thoughts. Or I’d take a ride somewhere and get lost somewhere for a good hike. Best wishes big sis. Have a lovely spring and big hugs to you <3

    Anna - September 8, 2017 Reply

    Where I live now Miss Mabel is one of the most Aussie places I’ve ever lived, I’ve even noticed that my Aussie-ness is coming out. Would you believe I greeted a guest at the resort I work at with a big cheery ‘GDAY MATE!’ hahaha 🙂

    Yes the dingo burger is indeed a bit of a challenge, its huge actually. No need for dinner after having this beauty for lunch.

    I have great memories of wondering the streets and laneways of Melbourne, sitting in cafes sipping coffee and people watching. Its actually a really fabulous city to ‘get away from it all’.

    Hope you are having a most EXCELLENT weekend and enjoying your spring.

    All my love and hugs headed your way, little sis. xoxo

Tandy | Lavender and Lime - September 7, 2017 Reply

I am having beach envy! We have a small beach we use in summer when the hordes arrive, but nothing like this!

    Anna - September 8, 2017 Reply

    Eeeeek…. not cool that you have to share your beach with everyone. Another reason Dingo Beach is so fabulous, its just out of the way enough to avoid the HUGE amounts of tourists. 🙂

Mandy - September 7, 2017 Reply

Well, there is just one question… When can we come and visit? Oh, wouldn’t that be just wonderful!
Loving the fun you are having Anna, keep it going hon.
Have a glorious and happy day.
🙂 Mandy xo

    Anna - September 8, 2017 Reply

    YES Mandy! Come for a visit asap… we have a spare room with your name on it! 🙂 Gosh that would be fun!
    Thanks for being a part of my life, you are a beautiful human.
    Love and hugs across the pond. xox

Kris - September 7, 2017 Reply

No longer a secret get away now. haha.

I love being taken to the beach, through reading your blog this week. Thank you for sharing.
Little chef is settling in wonderfully in far north Queensland. SO good to see. xx

    Anna - September 8, 2017 Reply

    Teehee… well yes, you are right, sharing all the local secrets. 🙂
    The beach is RAD, especially when it includes beers. Haha!
    And yes, Little Chef is totes loving living in sunshiny north Queensland, especially digs it when we let him off the lead and he runs like a mad man in laps on the beach.
    Hope you get up here for a visit Nizz, it is one of the BEST places in the world. xox

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