Cairns Beaches

Cairns Beaches start from Cairns and head north.  The first beach is Machans Beach, Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach, Palm Cove, Buchans Point Beach, Ellis Beach, Wangetti Beach, Pretty Beach, Oak Beach, and then Port Douglas.

Machans Beach is the hippy beach of North Queensland and is the perfect place for an afternoon walk and a spot for fishing.

Trinity Beach has several places to stay, including resorts, holiday homes, and B&Bs.  This friendly beachside town is family-friendly.

The Trinity Beach Tavern has live music and a tremendous beachfront outlook.   Energetic visitors will love the steep walk up Earl Hill and the fantastic photo opportunities over the Coral Sea.

Trinity Beach has BBQ picnic tables and toilets.   Trinity Beach is patrolled and has a stinger net.  Find out more about Trinity Beach

Head North to find Kewarra Beach, which is perfect for walking your dog.  This busy beach has picnic and bbq areas.

There is also a netted swimming area at Kewarra Beach.   At the most Northern end of Kewarra Beach, there is a Kewarra Beach Resort and the Beach shack, which is excellent for food and drinks.  Open with live music on Friday night from 5 pm to 9 pm and on Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Next is the beautiful beachside village of Palm Cove.  Here you will find stunning palm-fringed beaches, cafes, restaurants and shopping.

Further North is the chic seaside village of Port Douglas.  Here you will find a tropical vibe with a fantastic assortment of great restaurants, Great Barrier Reef tours and retail shops.

4 Mile beach is popular with beach lovers, and activities include kite surfing and paddleboarding.