Cannonvale Beach is situated directly next to Airlie Beach in the heart of the Whitsunday Coast. Following the coastline, much of the accommodation in Cannonvale either has water views, is situated right on the beachfront, or is a short stroll away from the beach. The beach is sandy and has a stinger net in the warmer months. With some of the biggest tide changes on the east coast of Australia, at low tide Cannonvale Beach is a beachcombers paradise, with interesting rock formations at the western end of the beach.
Walkers will enjoy Cannonvale Beach as the new Botanic Gardens are situated alongside the beach, and it forms the end to the beautiful Bicentennial Walkway and Boardwalk. Kids will enjoy the playground facilities at the beach, in the park beside the school and at the skate park along the foreshore, opposite the state school. There are free public barbecues and covered picnic facilities along the beachfront.