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.

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

By  the Water

Windsurfing, beachcombing and kayaking are all popular at Kewarra Beach.

Entertainment and beach meals are available at the Beach Shak at the Kewarra Beach Resort.

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

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

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

Kewarra Beach is easy to find.  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

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

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

Pop into Branches Wholesale Nursery at Kewarra for a fantastic selection of plants.