Beach information in Queensland Australia
Queensland Beaches of Australia

Machans Beach

Machans Beach is the closest beach to Cairns city, being only 10 minutes drive from the CBD. It is a laid-back residential suburb, and unfortunately the beach was prone to severe erosion many years ago so a large rock wall was erected to prevent the beachfront houses from falling into the ocean. However, there is a large stretch of beach at the far southern end of the bay that is wonderful for afternoon strolls or games or football and cricket. The sand slopes onto the ocean and such a slight angle that at low tide the beach becomes wider than it is long.

If you are interested in swimming, try the next beach in the chain of northern beaches, Holloways Beach.