Stand Up Paddleboarding in the Town of 1770

The Town of 1770 is a beautiful location to go Stand Up Paddleboarding. It has a nice protected harbour in amongst where the bay meets the ocean and the clear blue waters are calm and flat. It makes a great stop over on the trip north or when doing the ubiquitous ‘Lap of Oz’.

Stand Up Paddleboarding at the Town of 1770
Stand Up Paddleboarding at the Town of 1770

The Main Points

Location – Town of 1770, Gladstone Region, Queenlsand Australia
SUP – Own Drift Rigid Purple Frangipani
Cost – Street Parking
Conditions – Saltwater
Other users – Swimmers, paddlers and boats
Entry Point – Sandy beach
Surrounding amenities/Bathrooms- Town of 1770 with shops, cafes, bathroom and camping facilities

Access to the water is easy from the waterfront parking in the Town of 1770
Main Street of 1770 has a great selection of cafes and restaurants with a laid back vibe.

Getting There – Follow the Bruce Highway north and either take the Bundaberg turnoff and follow the directions to Agnes Water, or turn off the Bruce Highway at Mirriumvale, taking Fingerboard Road east then Roundhill Road north toward Agnes Water. The town of 1770 is 9km north of Agnes Water

Stand Up Paddleboarding amongst the boats at the Town of 1770
Paddling amongst the boats at anchor in the Town of 1770


Current Weather Conditions

A Wee Blether

We’ve travelled through the Town of 1770 a couple of times and it is a really beautiful spot. It is a little tucked out the way but so worth the effort to get there. It is a nice little town with a relaxed vibe and a great place to spend a couple of days. The nearby town of Agnes Waters is the northern most surf break on the Queensland coast line. Further north the coast is protected by the Great Barrier Reef and so there is no surf.

Tide out at the beach in the Town of 1770
Getting into the water is easy with a sandy shallow incline

The Town of 1770 is the second place that Captain Cook landed on the Australian coastline back in the year 1770 which is where it got it’s name. It is located on a peninsular with the Coral Sea on one side and Bustard Bay on the other and so has some nicely protected waters for Stand Up Paddleboarding. There is also the option to try SUP surfing at Agnes Water.

For more places to go Stand Up Paddleboarding in Queensland check out these posts.

Gotta love a tropical sunset selfie
Gotta love a tropical sunset selfie
Sunset at the Town of 1770
Sunset at the Town of 1770

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