Tin Can Bay Beach

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Tin Can Bay Beach

There’s nothing like a Tin Can Bay beach for the perfect holiday! The seaside village of Tin Can Bay is nestled amongst the Tin Can Inlet, located 90 minutes from the World Heritage site Fraser Island and Hervey Bay, and adjoins the Great Sandy Strait.

This provides easy access to an array of local and natural attractions near the Sleepy Lagoon Motel – where we hope you’ll enjoy a sunshine- and beach-filled family holiday!

Tin Can Bay Beach

The Perfect Beach Holiday

Tin Can Bay is known for its ecotourism attractions, as well as its abundance of wildlife, making it the ultimate drawcard for nature enthusiasts. With a laid back atmosphere and tranquil surroundings, this part of Queensland is the ideal escape from the nuances of the big city. Local attractions in and around Tin Can Bay include The Great Sandy National Park, the upper Noosa River, Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove, and three state forests surrounding the village.

Tin Can Bay’s beaches are one of its biggest natural attractions – pale, sandy shorelines and clear, azure waters provide the perfect opportunity for sunbathing and swimming. With a variety of Tin Can Bay beaches all around Sleepy Lagoon Motel’s holiday accommodation, we hope you and your family will enjoy your Tin Can Bay beach holiday!

Beach & Outdoor Activities

Guests staying at the Sleepy Lagoon Motel accommodation in Tin Can Bay can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities and attractions in and around the seaside village. Bird watching and the sensational coastal views are a long-time favourite, but Queensland is well known for its world-class fishing, so avid anglers staying at our accommodation are encouraged to bring along their gear or book a fishing charter with a reputable company. Tin Can Bay beach fishing is available, too! 

For those who love the water, a Tin Can Bay beach offers a wonderful array of activities to suit any traveller. From the Great Sandy Strait with its perfect sailing conditions to the sheltered bays and sandy beaches ideal for on-shore fishing, walking, sunbathing, and simply enjoying the views—there is something for the whole family. Other popular activities near the Tin Can Bay beach include horse riding, kayaking around Snapper Creek and Crab Creek, bird watching, and heli-flights.

Explore Tin Can Bay

Dolphin feeding in Tin Can Bay is an amazing experience that is highly recommended by many. Tourists and locals alike flock to Tin Can Bay to check this incredible activity off their bucket list. The dolphin feeding experience takes place at Barnacles Dolphin Centre and provides a magical encounter with these impressive marine mammals. Snapper Creek in Tin Can Bay is home to the Australian Humpback dolphin—a river and estuarine dolphin that requires about 20 metres of water to fish. 

For a break from the outdoors, visitors can explore the village, play a round of golf at the country club, visit a spa, or shop for souvenirs to take home. Additionally, there are two bowls clubs, tennis courts, and an outdoor swimming pool in Tin Can Bay.

Other Nearby Attractions

Double Island Point is located between Rainbow and Noosa and is only accessible to SWD vehicles—depending on the beach conditions. It is home to a beautiful lighthouse and has sweeping coastal views, ideal for aspiring photographers. The scenic beach drive is incomplete without boarding the river ferry to Noosa—providing a different view of the landscape.

The Mary Valley is about an hour’s drive away and boasts green rolling pastures and farming land. The valley has wineries, popular fishing, boating, and ski dams and is home to the mighty Mary River. Guests can sit back and relax on The Rattler—a heritage rail experience that provides a unique journey through the beautiful and scenic Mary Valley.

Gympie is an original gold mining boomtown and has a rich history, which can be seen first hand at Gympie’s gold mining museum located at the beautiful Lake Alford locally known as the duckponds. Large farmers markets are held every Sunday.

For more information on things to do in the region see: Visit Gympie Region

Stay at Sleepy Lagoon Motel

For the perfect Tin Can Bay beach holiday, why not stay at Sleepy Lagoon Motel?

All of our rooms are clean, comfortable and catered to by our friendly staff complement. You and your family can enjoy any Tin Can Bay beach as our holiday accommodation is centrally located. Take a look at some of our amenities below. We can’t wait to help make your stay in Tin Can Bay a memorable one!

Self-contained cabin accommodation

Sleepy Lagoon Motel accommodation in Tin Can Bay offers 24 air-conditioned cabins, as well as a three-bedroom holiday house. The accommodation boasts modern amenities and facilities to make any discerning guest feel right at home during their stay.

The cabins can accommodate between two and five guests, while the three-bedroom holiday house accommodates up to eight adults and one child. Each accommodation option comes with comfortable beds and a bathroom, as well as linen and bath towels.

Inside the cabin accommodation, guests will find a kitchenette with modern appliances such as a microwave, a kettle, a toaster, and refrigerator, ideal for whipping up a quick meal.

After a long day out and about in Tin Can Bay, guests can sit back and relax while watching a DVD on the flat-screen TV in the spacious living area, or sit outside on the private balcony and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Sleepy Lagoon Motel.

Other amenities in the self-contained cabins include air conditioning, heating, and free Wi-Fi access.

Three-bedroom holiday accommodation

This fully-refurbished holiday accommodation is located in the centre of Tin Can Bay and provides the perfect opportunity for a weekend getaway with the whole family. This Tin Can Bay accommodation comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and can accommodate up to eight adults and one child.

In the bedrooms, there are two queen-size beds and three single beds, while the bathrooms have showers and amenities. Linen and towels are provided by Sleepy Lagoon Motel.

In the living area, there is a lounge, a kitchen, and a dining room. Here, guests can kick off their shoes after a day exploring the Great Sandy National Park and watch their favourite movie.

When guests get hungry, the fully-equipped kitchen provides modern appliances to make cooking a breeze. There is also a dining table, perfect for sharing a meal with the whole family. Other amenities include air conditioning, heating, and a DVD player.

Outside, there is a deck with an outdoor table and chairs. Here, guests can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine as the sun goes down. This Tin Can Bay accommodation is centrally located—allowing for easy access to most attractions and amenities, including a supermarket and the foreshore, which are a five-minute walk away.

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Plus we are still able to supply accommodation for workers and for certain essential situations.

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