• 9 Pacific Drive, Blacks Beach, Queensland, Australia, 4740
  • 07 4954 9444
  • info@theshores.com.au

Welcome To The Shores Holiday Apartments

Looking for somewhere to stay on the beach away from crowds, then The Shores Holiday Apartments is just the place. Located at Blacks Beach, in Mackays Northern Beaches, The Shores Holiday Apartments is just 12 minutes by car to the Centre of Mackay.

All units have a full kitchen with a large refrigerator and dishwasher, and a laundry with washing machine and clothes dryer. The open plan lounge and dining areas have a large digital TV with Foxtel, a DVD player, and free WiFi. All units have a furnished patio area and single carport adjacent to the unit, and a second Television, with Foxtel, in the main bedroom.

One bedroom units have a queen size bed in bedroom one and sleep a maximum of 2 guests. They are priced based on one or two guests using the existing bedding.

Two bedroom units have a queen size bed in bedroom one and two single beds in bedroom two. They sleep 4 guests using existing bedding. The price includes a maximum of four guests using existing bedding. Most two bedroom units also have a double sofa bed in the lounge room which can sleep an additional two guests. Their is an additional nightly charge for each guest above four.

Cots are also available for hire at $20 for the stay.

For guests wanting some quiet time the office has a collection of books, board games, puzzles, and DVD’s that are available free of charge for guests. The more active can borrow Tennis Racquets & Balls and a Volleyball from the office.

Besides the apartments, guest facilities include a large open lawn area located between the beachfront villas and the beach. This area has a hopscotch pad, and swimming pool enclosure with two swimming pools, a toddlers pool and a cold water spa pool, and most importantly a variety of pool furniture including beach umbrellas and lounges for relaxing around the pools. To provide protection from the sun there is a shade sail over one of the swimming pools. A full size Tennis Court which is flood lit for night time tennis, and a volleyball net are also located near the beach.

There are plenty of choices for outdoor dining. The Shores has two electric barbecues and picnic tables and chairs located near the beach, with shade cover, and a wood burning barbecue surrounded by timber seats. A great spot to toast marshmallows.

On the sand dune is the beachfront viewing platform where you will enjoy views to the World Heritage listed southern Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. A few steps further and you are on Blacks Beach with 6kms of beautiful clean sand. Ideal for walking or jogging.

Nature also plays a part in the experiences guests have at The Shores, with seasonal wildlife opportunities including whale watching, goanna spotting, migratory shore birds and turtle nesting and hatchlings. Nature Reserved.

Whether you’re visiting on business or pleasure, want an Eco Certified Nature Tourism experience, or want to  enjoy a long weekend or an extended holiday, everything points to The Shores Holiday Apartments for your Mackay accommodation. Besides that we are in a quiet and peaceful location away from traffic noise.

Most importantly booking on The Shores dedicated website or by telephone puts you in touch with Kerryn & Peter the Owner/ Managers directly, who are 100 percent committed to handling the needs of guests and have in-depth knowledge of the property. Other benefits from booking direct mean a better rate, payment of a deposit of $150 only on booking, with the balance on arrival, and cancellations and changes are permitted subject to certain conditions.

Book Now to Experience the 2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, Award winning Eco Certified family friendly, holiday apartments where a personalized service is guaranteed.

It's time for a beachfront break


1. Guest's Review

"We both would like to thank you both for a wonderful stay, the units were perfect, the surrounds beautiful and the kids loved every minute. Thank you again for having us at such short notice and would greatly recommend "The Shores" to all our friends and family. Greatly appreciated the hospitality you expressed during our stay and we will definitely come back next time we are in Mackay." Regards Niki and Angela (16th December 2017)

2. Guest's Review

"Good for a family get away. The beach is gorgeous and the neighbourhood is very friendly. Especially the local shopkeepers. I was really impressed with them. Management is friendly and helpful too." Dale (6th January, 2018)

3. Guest's Review

"We had a great stay thank you, you were both extremely helpful and great hosts. I really appreciated the cleaners helping out also. The pamphlet you provided on arrival is very informative and the most useful one I have ever seen. We really enjoyed the facilities provided as well as the perfect location. Our unit was beautifully presented, very functional and comfortable. All in all we were very impressed as a group." cheers Bryony (6th January 2018)

4. Guest's Review

"Thanks so much for having us we had again the most wonderful time. Thanks so much we love love love your place and when I get a second I will praise the heck out of the place. Love all you hard work with the gardens they are beautiful! Thanks so much" Sarah (16th April, 2018)

5. Guest's Review

As return visitors to the wonderful, family friendly Shores Holiday Apartments we find each time we visit that our accommodation is very clean, roomy and comfortable with everything required to make our stay pleasant. It's a home away from home!

6. Guest's Review

The grounds are well cared for and it's a pleasure to walk around checking out all the great plants. Great pool and BBQ area's along with a tennis court which we used. The beach is just a few steps away. We appreciate the friendliness of management, Kerryn and Peter and their knowledge of the area, they go above and beyond to make sure that our experience with them is a wonderful and memorable stay. We will be back. Kindest regards" Liz and Charles (5th March, 2018)

Free Things To Do At The Shores


Two Swimming Pools


The Shores Beach


Electric BBQ's


Tennis Court


Wood BBQ


Puzzles & Games


Volleyball net


Books & DVD's


Hopscotch pad

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