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