Captain Cook, way back in 1770 sailed up the Qld coast and at a spot now known as the Town of 1770 went ashore. The bay would have offered some protection, but Cook at the time was not inside the barrier reef. Cook was still exposed in the event weather from the East had turned nasty.
The Discovery Coast has two major coastal towns; the locality of 1770 and Agnes Waters.
1770 is built on the site of the second landing by Cook in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is Nowook the state of Queensland). Originally known as Round Hill after the creek it sits on. The community of 1770 holds the re-enactment of this historic landing each year as part of the 1770 festival held each May.
The village is now a tourist destination on the Discovery Coast and National Park is definitely worth a look.
Agnes Water is eight kilometres (5 miles) to the south. The village itself contains holiday accommodation, restaurants, a general store, and a small marina. Agnes Water is a new development town that is a spread out unfriendly satellite of anyplace.
1770 should be included in your travel plans. Agnes Water is incidental to that decision.
Enjoy 1770. Quirky as the name is.