After our change in plan we headed to Mission Beach. A small but cute town with a very pretty beach and a lovely couple of shops. It was a lot smaller than I expected, I had heard so much about it.
As we had a couple of days in Mission Beach, we took a trip to Dunk Island; a 20 minute boat ride just off Mission Beach.
A pinch of paradise that was hit by a cyclone 5 years ago, they are currently rebuilding the island and the resort that was originally there.
We were told of a walk to the top of the a hill where you had an amazing view of the whole island. Unfortunately, due to the cyclone damage we couldn’t climb it, there was too much debris on the track. We did try, but the path was covered and we were worried about the things that might be lurking around our feet.
We spent the rest of the day at a quaint bar and restaurant on the beach, found a spot in the shade, just sat back and took it all in.
Later in the day we took a walk along the beach; we left our stuff at the bar including our flip flops. This was a mistake; the sand was unbelievablely hot!! So hot I think I may have burnt my feet, we ended up running to the sea as fast as our legs would carry us and putting our feet in the water. For the rest of the walk we stayed by the waters edge letting the waves wash over our toes.
It was a beautiful walk around the shore and we were the only 2 people on that stretch of sand!
The island was so picture perfect, it had not yet been spoilt by being inundated with tourists, shops and people. It was a slice of paradise and I love that I got to experience it!