Lynch’s Beach or Alva Beach as it is traditionally known and Beachmount Beach are the two lovely beaches in the Burdekin area.
Beachmount features 14 kilometres of beautiful coastline at the township of Wunjunga, 35 kilometres south of Home Hill. For those who want to take in the unspoilt beauty of the area, camping is allowed at Funny Dunny Park for a monetary donation. Campers are allowed to stay at Funny Dunny Park for a maximum of four days.
Animals including wallabies, scrub turkeys, goannas, birds and turtles can be seen at Wunjunga.
Travel south from Home Hill, then turn left at the sign about 6 kilometres past Mount Inkerman.
The road from the highway to Wunjunga is gravel and the drive is a bird enthusiast’s dream.
The fishing, the flora, the fauna, the beach, the aboriginal middens and the houses built on huge granite boulders makes Wunjunga an interesting spot to visit.
- Beach Access
Lynch’s beach or Alva beach as it is traditionally known as, is located at the township of Alva, approximately 17 kilometres from Ayr. The beach is well known for it’s fishing, with many people catching fish and crabs.
Alva is also home to one of North Queensland’s oldest surf life saving clubs, the Ayr Surf Life Saving Club.
To get to Alva follow Beach Road, Ayr heading north-east, there are signs along the way.
The 17km drive from Ayr to Alva passes several wetland sites with abundant birdlife. An excellent area for fishing, bird watching, fauna, swimming and sailboarding.
The Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse site can be accessed by walking along the beach to the north. There is limited shade and no facilities at the site.
- Caravan Park
- Picnic Area/Barbecues
- Beach Access
Yongala Dive offers Dive Courses at one of the best dive sites in the world. They can provide accommodation and also have a Dive Shop. Phone 07 4783 1519 for more information.