Smaller than Agnes Water, 1770 (also called Seventeen Seventy, or Town of 1770) occupies the foreshore of a narrow promontory some 6km to the north and is the launch pad for boats out to Lady Musgrave Island and nearby reefs. At the end of the road is windswept Round Hill, with exposed walking trails and coastal views. There are few places to stay here bar holiday rentals, although most visitors come here for day-trips to the Reef, local tours, watersports and spectacular sunsets.

Eurimbula National Park, on the west side of 1770 across Round Hill Creek, abounds with birdlife. You can tour the region aboard The LARC amphibious bus, which explores this remote stretch of coastline and runs fun day-tours to the pristine Bustard Lighthouse. For 4WD road access to the park, head 10.5km back towards Miriam Vale from Agnes Water, where you’ll see the National Park sign to the north of the road.

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