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Campwin Beach
Campwin Beach is located in Queensland
Campwin Beach
Campwin Beach
Location in Queensland
Population 517 (2016 census)
 • Density 287/km2 (740/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4737
Area 1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Mackay Region
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Localities around Campwin Beach:
Sarina Beach Grasstree Beach Coral Sea
Sarina Beach Campwin Beach Coral Sea
Sarina Beach Sarina Beach Coral Sea

Campwin Beach is a coastal town and rural locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Campwin Beach had a population of 517 people.


The J-shaped locality is bounded by the Coral Sea to the east, the Castrades Inlet (21°22′34″S 149°18′36″E / 21.37611°S 149.3100°E / -21.37611; 149.3100 (Castrades Inlet)) to the north-west, and loosely by an unnamed creek to the west.

The headland in the north-east has Coral Point (21°22′09″S 149°19′05″E / 21.3692°S 149.3181°E / -21.3692; 149.3181 (Coral Point)) as its northernmost point. The headland area has a rocky coast with Coral Point Reef (21°22′20″S 149°19′10″E / 21.3721°S 149.3194°E / -21.3721; 149.3194 (Coral Point Reef)) just off the north-east coast of the locality. Campwin Beach is a sand beach to the south of the rocky headland (21°22′30″S 149°18′59″E / 21.3749°S 149.3165°E / -21.3749; 149.3165 (Campwin Beach)) and is accessible to the public via Campwin Esplanade.

The north-east of the locality is residential (the town) while the southern part is occupied by the Campwin Beach Prawn Farm (21°22′57″S 149°18′17″E / 21.3825°S 149.3048°E / -21.3825; 149.3048 (Campwin Beach Prawn Farm)). Much of land alongside Castrades Inlet is marshland and undeveloped (21°22′38″S 149°18′09″E / 21.3772°S 149.3024°E / -21.3772; 149.3024 (Marshland)).


The original owners of the land were businessman James Campbell and William Winter and the town name is a combination of their surnames. The town was officially named and bounded on 30 January 2009, but name was in use earlier since at least 1930.

In the 2016 census, Campwin Beach had a population of 517 people.


The Campwin Bay prawn farm typically yields 70 to 100 tonnes (77 to 110 tons) of prawns each year, which are cooked on site and auctioned through the Sydney Fish Market.


There is a boat ramp into the Castrades Inlet at the end of Campwin Beach Boat Ramp Road (21°22′28″S 149°18′46″E / 21.3744°S 149.312702°E / -21.3744; 149.312702 (Boat ramp)).


There are no schools in the locality. The nearest primary school is Alligator Creek State School at Alligator Creek to the north-west. The nearest secondary school is Sarina State High School in Sarina to the south-west.

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