Nudey Beach on Fitzroy Island was recently named the best beach in Australia.
The Aussies have a lot of great beaches, and I haven’t visited all of them to see if Nudey is the best, but it definitely belongs somewhere near the top!
The name is a misnomer by the way, it’s not a nude beach. Actually, this island is part of the Great Barrier Reef. But what’s really special here is the clean white sand, boulders, and turquoise water.
It has a very unspoiled feel to it, and even on an overcast day the views in the distance were really nice. Since it’s off the mainland, it doesn’t seem to get too crowded either.
It’s FREE to visit Fitzroy Island or Nudey Beach.
There’s no entry fee aside from the cost of the ferry ride to the island.
How To Get To Nudey Beach
Fitzroy Island is located in Queensland, Australia, just 18 miles (29 km) southeast of the city of Cairns. You can fly to Cairns International Airport (CNS).
From the resort and arrival area at the jetty, it’s just a 20 minute hike (one way) to get to the beach. The path to the beach is well marked, paved, and pretty flat for the most part.