Palm Cove and the Northern Beaches have gained their own reputation over the years, for their palm-fringed, golden sands and calm tropical waters.
The pristine, unspoiled beaches of Cairns stretch more than 26 kilometres along the Coral Sea, and are within a short driving distance of the Cairns CBD.
There are eight beaches in total; each providing a delightful escape for a languid relaxing break and some fun in the sun.
Palm Cove is perhaps the most well-known of Cairns� beaches; it is just 25-minutes north from the airport and has been named Tropical North Queensland�s friendliest beach and Australia�s cleanest beach.
Although Cairns’ other beaches may be lesser known, each has its own unique character and identity. Machan’s Beach is just 10 minutes from Cairns; it offers some of the best views of Trinity Inlet and the Coral Sea. Holloway’s Beach is great for long strolls along the ocean’s edge, whilst nearby Yorkey’s Knob has the 200-berth, international, Half Moon Bay Marina.
Trinity Beach, 15 minutes from the airport, is sheltered between two headlands, providing calm waters and a long, golden beach, whilst nearby Kewarra Beach is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. A little further north we have Clifton Beach, which features a premier golf course and is the last beach before Palm Cove. Ellis Beach is the last of Cairns’ beaches, and is half-way to Port Douglas.