Many people come for the beautiful surfing beach. When strong south easterly winds blow, an excellent surf runs here. The beach is also great for families who come here in thousands for their annual holidays and to enjoy all the local activities. The Eurimbula National Park is located just to the north of 1770 and this is a great destination for camping, fishing or just a family bar-b-que in the Australian bush. There are a number of day trips operating from 1770. There is a trip to Lady Musgrave Island that operates on a daily basis. This island is a true coral cay and is located right on the Great Barrier Reef itself. The diving and snorkelling here is absolutely spectacular, and the Capricorn section of the reef in which lady Musgrave Island lies is generally considered to have the best diving on the reef.
If you can find another coastal town in Queensland that still has its local charm and can offer all the activities that are available in 1770 and Agnes Water it truly is being kept a secret.