Rules Beach is named after the Rule family, one of the early pioneering families in the area. Situated on the ocean front, Rules Beach is several miles long and runs the full distance between Baffle Creek and Broadwater Creek. Rules Beach is the only beach left on the Discovery Coast on which you can legally drive a four wheel drive vehicle, and is the way to reach the mouth of Broadwater creek.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service allows paid camping at Mitchell Creek, seven kilometres north of Rules Beach – which is only accessible via the beach. Permits are required and must be obtained in advance.
Half an hour to the north are the world famous Discovery Coast areas of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy, with Gladstone located a further one and a half hours north, along the Bruce Highway.