Friday morning the 8th of July was the official opening of Boathaven Beach. Opened by Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jan Jarratt, the event was also attended by Mayor Mike Brunker, Deputy Major Rogin Taylor, local councillor Jan Clifford and Russell McCart, Managing Director for Meridien.
Boathaven Beach is an extensive all-tide sand beach just minutes from town at the North Eastern end of the Port of Airlie development.
It is expected the many locals, visitors and tourists will start to use the beach as a prime spot for sunbaking and swimming in relative privacy compared to the Airlie Beach Lagoon, and similar sunny spots.
If you are visiting Airlie Beach for the boat show, be sure to check out the new Boathaven Beach at the Port of Airlie.