Summary: A beautiful beach on Great Keppel Island, Putney Beach is a short stroll from the ferry disembarkation point, It's ideal for swimming, paddeboarding and canoeing.

Putney Beach on Great Keppel Island is about as perfect a beach as you can get: a kiosk (open weekends) and tall trees providing shade at one end, white sand, and calm, turquoise water. It’s only a few minutes walk from Fisherman’s Beach where you disembark from the ferry, yet it much less busy – especially if you stroll to the northern end. If the beach is busy, a short bushwalk from over the headland takes you to Leekes Beach.

The crescent-shaped is backed by low dunes, and a 50 to 100m wide low tide bar means very low (or no) waves. As well as swimming, the beach is perfect for launching a canoe or paddleboard (which you can rent from Keppel Dive).

Getting to Putney Beach

The beach is reached via a short stroll from Fishermans Beach across the small headland that separates the two beaches. It’s best at mid to high tide.

More information

For more beaches, bushwalks and activities on the island, have a look at Woppa-Great Keppel Island – from party island to nature retreat.

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