Slade Point, Mackay, Queensland
Point is a Mackay suburb which holds many hidden treasures and was named
Slade Point by Captain
James Cook when he passed along the coast in the Endeavour in 1770.
You get to Slade Point from the Mackay Harbour Road and a short drive
takes you to some of the finest views of the glimmering ocean that is
Slade Point Road ends at Lamberts Beach, a beautiful clean, sandy
beach ideal for family picnics and excellent swimming.
There is parkland
running along the foreshore with swings and playground for the kids,
free gas BBQ's, tables and seats and lovely shaded area where the whole
family can enjoy a pleasant day in the sun and surf.
During the whale
migration season it is not uncommon to see whales from Lamberts
Beach. The Slade Point lookout is a superb spot to sit, admire the
views and hopefully spot a few whales either coming and going from the
warm Whitsunday waters.
Opposite Lamberts Beach is the Seabreeze Tavern, a nice hotel where
you can enjoy a cold drink and delicious meal. Some of the houses along
the Esplanade are among the best in Mackay and are coveted for their
fantastic views and prime positions.
is great around the McCready's Creek inlet and the views across to Blacks
Beach and beyond are superb. There is a small park with free BBQ facilities
and at high tide the scene is so beautiful you will forget you are on
the edge of suburbia. If your into photography, McCready's Creek is the perfect location for those sunset shots.
Slade Point Mackay really is a hidden jewel amongst the diamonds