Kewarra Beach

Kewarra Beach is a beachside suburb 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Cairns.   Aboriginal word meaning foot of the rainbow.  This delightful beachside suburb offers swimming nets, a picnic area and excellent accommodation and food options at the Kewarra Beach Resort.

This beach is 5.3 kilometres long and is popular with locals and visitors.

  • Postcode is 4879
  • Population of 5652
  • Area 6.7 kilometres
  • latitude 16.7875, Longitude 145.676389

Just after you turn off the highway there is a small set of shops that sell snacks, ice and drinks. there is also a bottle shop and a couple of other stores.

By  the Water

Windsurfing, beachcombing and kayaking are all popular at this beach.

At low tide visitors can walk to Taylor’s point and fish or explore the rock pools for sea creatures.

Entertainment and beach meals are available at the Beach Shak at the northern end of the beach.

There is also a children’s playground and an undercover barbeque area.

There are also public toilets at the Northern end of Kewarra Beach.

This beach us also dog friendly although this beach does have visits by crocodiles so visitors should be mindful and keep their dogs on a lead.

Things to do

Nearby Things include visiting the World famous Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda and Stoney Creek Falls.

Visitors can stop by the beautiful Paradise Palms Resort for a game of golf and a swim.


Eat and Drink


Kewarra Beach Resort at the northern end of the beach.

Getting to Kewarra Beach

Head north from Cairns along the Captain Cook Highway for 20 kilometres until you get to the Kewarra Beach Round-about.  Turning right will take you to the beach.  A little bit further after the roundabout, you will find the entrance to the Paradise Palms Resort.

Catch the Sunbus to Kewarra Beach

Hop on the Sunbus 111, Cairns to Kewarra Beach bus.

The Friendly store is an excellent place to get hot takeaway meals, milk and newspapers.

During your visit Pop into Branches Wholesale Nursery  for a fantastic selection of plants.

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