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The basin is beautiful! The park next to it is great for all ages, little kids and big kids alike... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Belinda E
via mobile
Great spot for a BBQ

Just had our Granddaughters birthday party here and it was fabulous. B/b/q's are lovely and... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Bargara, Australia
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The Basin is a safe and secure swimming zone located at the Northern end of Kelly's Beach by Christensen Park. Its a family friendly sheltered swimming area which was built out of local volcanic rock by Kanaka labour many years ago. Its easy to find...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Esplanade, Bargara, Queensland, Australia
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All reviews fish bbq facilities lovely walk all ages safe place to swim bread picnic area beautiful spot young children high tide pool dip playground toilets snorkel rocks hundreds
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The basin is beautiful! The park next to it is great for all ages, little kids and big kids alike. Nice chairs to sit and watch the ocean.

Thank Belinda E
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Just had our Granddaughters birthday party here and it was fabulous. B/b/q's are lovely and clean. Playground superb and very close to the basin for a dip as well.

Thank Lily9432015
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is a great place to take the little ones for a swim in the safety of the man made ocean pool. The adjoining Christensen Park is equipped with modern bbq facilities, shelters, seating and toilets. The newly upgraded playground now caters for children of...More

Thank Gordon A
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Very nice spot for Kids and familys to hang out .Nice safe area to swim and a really nice park for some family fun

Thank Darryl4561
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Enjoyed a relaxing swim in this great location. Wonderful to see the fish swimming around us. Great place to snorkel. Many facilities on offer including parking, BBQs, toilets, picnic area.

Thank Robelle275
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Such a peaceful and relaxing area. Heaps of room for people to have BBQ's and picnic or just go down to the beach. On street parking and toilets available A must to visit. Also close to a playground for the kids

Thank Livetotravel747
Reviewed 23 January 2018

An awesome place to swim - high tide is best as it is generally not very deep at low tide. Safe and usually clear water. Remember to take a few slices of bread to feed the hundreds, thousands of fish that frequent the Basin. Careful...More

Thank r0br0wn
Reviewed 17 January 2018

A cool play area for the kids, plenty of BBQ facilities and lots of area to spread out and relax. Busy on a Saturday so make sure you are there early if you want a table and BBQ.

Thank cmfoers
Reviewed 4 January 2018

If you have young children or grand parents looking somewhere to go with the grand kids, the basin playground is ideal. Big area , B-B-Que's, shade, and plenty of different playground equipment to keep them occupied. When the kids are all played out, just around...More

Thank hoppi198
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The basin is a nice safe spot for kids and amateur snorkelling. It is protected by rocks so you don't get waves knocking you over and can be quite relaxing just to sit in. Depending on the tide the water is usually clear so a...More

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Ros K
7 February 2018|
Response from hoppi198 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't snorkel, but this web site gives tide and times at Bargara, hope it helps. Sorry again, This web site trip adviser won't allow me to put on a tide web site address for Bargara. Search willyweather Bargara... More