Lily Beach
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  • ronp1954
    Langford, Australia798 contributions
    What a spectacular beach
    Easy beach to get to with no walking required. Spectacular beach which locals advise is safe to swim at. However we were not too sure as it was a rough day with pretty big waves crashing in. Locals advise that the rock walls and the reef absorb most of the powder of the waves, and other tourists tell us they have safely swum there. As we were alone, we decided against it, but we certainly enjoyed the spectacular views
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 21, 2021
  • IBenevolentDictatorI
    319 contributions
    Stunning little beach
    Lilly Beach is picturesque. The swimming is a little limited (at least when we were there - possibly low time) because of the rocks and coral. Nevertheless it is fabulous beach for a quick dip in the most beautiful surroundings. Another advantage is that despite the Baby Crab migration, the road to the beach wasn't closed.
    Written December 31, 2021
  • MazzzyStarr
    Singapore, Singapore148 contributions
    Small private beach
    Went there in the morning with friends, the view was nice and you can have a picnic with friends/family there. Just beware of the water current and waves as it can be quite strong. There is a pavilion where you can take shelter when raining. Facing the sea on your left, you can take the boardwalk around 10mins to ethel beach. Along the route you can see boobies resting on the grassy area by the cliff.
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 13, 2015
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Adam S
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
This beach is well protected from the wind and from heavy waves has a gazebo to have lunch and a bbq very nice place to relax
Written June 20, 2018
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Steve G
Perth, Australia331 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
Coral covered beach with clear warm water makes this place a paradise. Beautiful beach with scenic views well worth the visit if on Christmas Island, Bring your Camera
Written April 9, 2017
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Cheow Wee Chng
Singapore, Singapore106 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
A very nice beach. Make sure you spend some time pinic there. You can also wait for the sunset to take some wonderful sunset photo.
Written October 13, 2015
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laxboy
Chicago, IL66 contributions
Mar 2015
This is a great beach! Make sure you wear sandals or water shoes since the rocks/sand are really sharp. The water is warm and the surf is calmer in the inlet. Great views and photo ops and it's even easier to get to than other places on the island. If my Lily white skin (see what I did there?!) could handle the hot sun, I could be here for hours. I'd recommend to pack 100 SPF; it's hot on the island and there's little reprieve at this beach.
Written July 16, 2015
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Skye M
Greater Sydney, Australia54 contributions
Aug 2014 • Business
I spent many times at Lily, the boardwalk across to Ethel is nice (baby bosuns, or were they boobies? The fluffy white ones!) and the lagoon-like water at Lily is lovely to lie in. Looks like something out of a James Bond movie! And the nearby secret waterhole near the boat ramp is beautiful.
Written July 4, 2015
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CasFromOz
Perth, Australia75 contributions
Jan 2021
A great beach for a cooling dip in the ocean and great for beginner snorkelling. A boardwalk off to the left leads through nesting areas for the Brown Booby to a lookout with stunning views of the coastline. One of our favourites on this trip.
Written January 13, 2021
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conjolaround
162 contributions
Apr 2019 • Business
A very nice beach for a swim, the reefs hold back the waves leaving a crystal clear area to swim in. Truly one of best beaches I've swum in around the world.
Written April 28, 2019
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KylieIsTravelling
Perth, Australia3,822 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
For me, Lily Beach is the best beach on Christmas Island.

It’s easily accessible, parking is right next to the beach (although limited), the beach is sheltered on both sides and the surf isn’t too rough.

The beach is full of pebbles, not really sand so take good footwear. There’s a boardwalk on the left of the car park that takes you to a viewing platform and is well worth the short walk.
Written August 21, 2018
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AdamLeaves
Canberra, Australia498 contributions
Nov 2015 • Family
The drive in has some brilliant close-up views of seabirds in the trees and there's a really nice board walk from the carpark to nearby Ethel Beach which me and my 2-y-o really enjoyed. This the exposed side of te island and neither beach is that flash for swimming with kids, but nonetheless we really enjoyed it.
Written December 3, 2015
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1964dme
Perth, Australia97 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
Like most places on Christmas Island, you need transport to get here and as mentioned on other reviews reef shoes are a good idea.
The sea was quite rough when we visited but we did spot some sea snakes and a stingray in the shallows.
A stroll along the walkway gave us a close-up encounter with a family of Red Footed Boobies which was an amazing experience.
Written September 15, 2015
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