Bingil Bay with its small pretty beaches is the last village and is home to an eclectic group of locals. The centre of the village is literally one building with a convenience store, come-café, come-bar, come-restaurant, typical of the really laidback charm of this area!
Continue on Bingil Bay road to loop around and back into Mission Beach or out to the Bruce Highway at El Arish. Keep an eye out for the local cattlemen mustering the famous Bingil Bay Beef from paddock to paddock. These spoilt, grass-fed beasts enjoy ocean views while they fatten up, which many say could be why they are the best tasting beef in North Queensland.
On the El Arish-Mission Beach Road heading back into Mission Beach is Lacey Creek. A day-use area in Djiru National Park, the Lacey Creek Walk (1.5km, 45 minutes) has interpretative signage, a cassowary information display and a beautiful rainforest creek where you can cool off with a swim and spot small kingfishers flitting around.
The Musgravea track (6km one way, 2.5 hours) is a multi-use track for walkers and mountain-bike riders following an old forestry road through rainforest and over creeks. The track can be accessed from either the Licuala day-use area or the trailhead on the El Arish-Mission Beach Road. For a more moderate hike involving quite steep terrain join the Dreaming trail (3.2km one way, 1.5 hours) at the Lacey Creek day-use area.