Blacks Beach, Queensland
|Population||3,861 (2016 census)|
|• Density||594/km2 (1,538/sq mi)|
|Area||6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
Blacks Beach is a coastal suburb, one of the "northern beaches" of the city of Mackay in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Blacks Beach had a population of 3,861 people.
Blacks Beach boasts a continuous 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) beach, the longest in the Mackay region. It is popular for watersports.
The suburb is named after Maurice Hume Black, who operated The Cedars sugar plantation and mill from 1871. The mill closed in 1885 and the plantation then crushed their sugarcane at the River Estate sugar mill. Black had originally lived on the plantation but later moved to the coast.
There are no schools in Blacks Beach. The nearest government primary schools are Eimeo Road State School in neighbouring Rural View to the west and Andergrove State School in neighbouring Andergrove to the south. The nearest secondary schools are Mackay Northern Beaches State High School in Rural View and Pioneer State High School in Andergrove.
There are a number of parks in the suburb, including:
- Carbeen Street Park ( )
- Corella Way Park ( )
- Emperor Drive Park ( )
- Mclaughlin Drive Park ( )
- Narrabeen Street ( )
- Newport Parade Park ( )
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