It must be paradise - beautiful sunsets, watersports, horse riding, a range of accommodation, great restaurants and of course, spectacular beaches to laze on...
Cairns beaches stretch 25 kilometres north of the city past the cane feilds and the Barron River Bridge. They are a string of small towns each with their own unique character. Stinger resistant swimming enclosures are in operation between November and May.
Beautiful beaches, interesting beachfront homes and fishing spots.
Facitilities: a boat ramp, a mini mart, post office, petrol station and general store, an internet café.
Swimming beach, picnic areas, and boat ramp
Facilities: variety of accommodation, shops, cafes, restaurants, a liquor store, a newsagency and a general store.
Located close to Smithfield.
Large township with beautiful beach, good fishing spots, marina and golf course.
Facilities: variety of accommodation and services, caravan park, and camping
Near to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
Location: Near Kuranda turnoff
Facilities: Shopping Centre with speciality stores, supermarkets, chain stores
North of Smithfield
Spectacular palm fringed cove framed by twin headlands. Lookout situated on the hill above the beach.
Facilities: Variety of accommodation, alfresco restaurants, a great shopping and service centre .
Facilities: small shopping plaza and beachfront resort
Facilities: Variety of accommodation, pharmacy, doctor’s surgery, licensed restaurant, petrol station, bottle shop.
Picturesque beach with offshore islands.
Jetty which has daily departures to Green Island and Outer Barrier Reef.
Facilities: wide range of accommodation from international hotels to small resorts.
Further north, the road leads to Buchans and Ellis Beaches. The road between the 2 towns is called the ‘mango highway’. If your passing by in December be sure to pick some from the trees.
Buchans Point and Ellis Beach
Surf lifesaving clubhouse, a restaurant/kiosk and fabulous oceanfront caravan park (a must!).