Beach information in Queensland Australia
Queensland Beaches of Australia

Cairns Beaches

Cairns, Far North Queensland, is renowned for it's proximity to World Heritage Listed rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, and exotic wildlife that exists in few other places in the world. It's also renowned for its beautiful palm tree lined beaches caressed by warm tropical waters. The city of Cairns lives for its northern beaches. They provide a huge amount of the city's tourism, with holiday accommodation to suit absolutely every budget and desire.

The northern beaches of Cairns stretch for 26km along the beautiful coastline. They begin just north of the city beyond the Barron River Bridge with Machans Beach, followe by Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach, Palm Cove and Ellis Beach.

Some of these sandy treats are primarily residential, and some are reserved almost exclusively for visitors to Far North Queensland. All are wonderful and showcase the tropical environment.

For visitors staying at one of Cairns' northern beaches, there are facilities to meet all your needs. A large shopping centre is located at Smithfield, which is central to all the beaches. The Skyrail rainforest cableway and the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park are located nearby. The choice of restaurants is extensive.

The local Cairns bus service picks up and drops off passengers at all the beaches, except for Ellis Beach. They run every half and hour, and can deliver you to the city centre quickly.

The Cairns Beaches are well serviced with accommodation, tours, Great Barrier Reef trips as well as general businesses such as post offices, banks, grocery stores and even cheap web hosting.

Luxury accommodation is easy to find around the Cairns Beaches. Options range from 5 star hotels, beachfront properties, rejuvenating spas and relaxing retreats.