In order to protect the comfort of local residents and other visitors it is asked that all campers keep their site clean and tidy and not behave in an unruly manner. Please do not set up your camp (whether in a campervan or tent) in a way that restricts public use or access to any fixture of fittings. This includes any structure, pole, gazebo, barbeque, fence, tap, table, seat, etc. which has been provided for the use and enjoyment of all.
|Balgal Beach is a residential coastal suburb approximately 59 kilometres north of Townsville, Queensland, Australia, and 64 kilometres south of Ingham, Queensland. As of the 2006 census, the population of Balgal Beach was 743, a 30.3% increase since the 1996 census. |
Balgal Beach was originally part of the Armidale pastoral lease, settled in 1883 by John Lambert before later changing name to Rollingstone. The area of coastline to the north of Rollingstone was named Balgal Beach in 1947, when the first dwellings were constructed. The name "Balgal" was derived from an Aborigial word meaning "stone."
The land in this area was predominantly used for farming and grazing, and remained rural until the mid-1980s when the allocation of 500 rural/residential blocks at the Mystic Sands Estate saw the population increase nearly twofold.
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