Coral Beach is my favorite day hike in Airlie. It is a ten minute drive from town and a fifteen minute walk through the bush to get to get to paradise. The beach is covered in meters of coral, not sand. The trail is not marked well, so visiting humans have tied bits of coral in the cabbage tree branches to mark the way.
You might notice in some pictures that some of the trees are turning yellow. This happens in Spring here because they are dehydrated from lack of water during Winter (dry season.) Once Summer and the wet season hit, the trees will drop all their leaves and sprout green again.