Airlie Beach is a locality in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland, Australia. At the 2016 census, the suburb of Airlie Beach itself had a population of 1,206 excluding Cannonvale. Airlie Beach is one of many departure points for the Great Barrier Reef. Near latitude 20 degrees south, Airlie Beach, Proserpine and the nearby Whitsunday Islands enjoy a tropical climate and lifestyle.
Each year the residents of Airlie Beach celebrate The Blessing of the Fleet on Whit Sunday or Pentecost Sunday.