Wongaling Beach is a coastal town in the Cardwell Shire, located a few kilometres south of Mission Beach and opposite Dunk Island. 'Wongaling' is believed to be the Aboriginal name for a local watercourse, today known as Porter's Creek. The beach was formally named in 1966.

The town serves as a dormitory and service centre for tourism and accommodation associated with Mission Beach, with a water taxi operating to Dunk Island. It has a modern shopping centre and a Rotary Park, which is used as a community gathering place. Wongaling Beach also houses the Mission Beach State school, which was relocated into its current premises in 1993. There are two caravan parks.

Wongaling Beach's census populations have been :

Census DatePopulation
1986542
1991986
2001*1510
2006991
20111064
* Including visitors.