Langford Reef Snorkeling
The 11th most popular snorkel dive spot in Queensland.
Sunday 14 August 2016 06:45 GMT
Southeast of Cairns and north of Whitsunday Island, the snorkelling at Langford Reef is a popular beach-accessed dive site. This family-friendly, boat-accessed dive site is known to always be pretty quiet due to its seclusion. The extensive Langford Reef is just offshore of Langford Island. The best snorkeling is located on the long Langford Spit Beach, which mostly disappears at high-tide, at the northwest end of the spit. During a Langford snorkeling dive, you may encounter parrotfish, wrasse and green sea turtles amongst 50 types of soft and hard corals.
The Langford Island is located in northwestern corner of the Whitsunday Islands National Park. To reach the snorkeling at Langford Reef, use the mainland boat charters out of Shute Harbour or Airlie Beach. The closest international airport is in Cairns.
Overall, Langford Reef is the 11th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 43 snorkeling dives in Queensland. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Langford Reef including Norman Reef, Heron Island, Hamilton Island, Lady Elliot Island, Agincourt Reef and Bait Reef.