The 16km of beach, fronts 16km of crystal clear water, perfect for swimming.

Woodgate forms the northern end of Hervey Bay (north of the Burrum River) so is protected from the open ocean swell by Fraser Island, which is some 60km off shore.

The result is a perfectly protected swimming beach.

If it is too windy to swim from the beach, then a short drive to the north is Theodolite Creek, which offers a protected waterway.