Balgal Beach is a beachside community popular as a day and overnight trip destination for locals and tourists to Thuringowa and Townsville. Just a few minutes from Rollingstone, Balgal Beach features a stinger net, which is installed and patrolled from November to May, and an excellent boat ramp facility with easy access to the Palm Island group. It boasts a superb sand beach as well as a wide creek mouth and is a renowned beach and river fishing location.
Other activities include visiting the Anzac memorial, viewing the interpretive historic signage, having a picnic and barbecue at the park, bird watching and fishing.
There is also a licensed cafe and a variety of accommodation which includes Holiday Units, Bed and Breakfast Retreat, and Council’s two designated limited tent camping and vehicle camping areas. Download the flyer from their websites for more information on free camping.
I stayed 3 days at the free camp area right on the beach. It was so beautiful…long walks along the beach and surf fishing.
The restaurant provided excellent fish and chips and meals and was also a place to meet with other travelers.