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Palm Cove is Cairns most popular beach – and for good reason – it is stunning!

If you like beachside villages, cafes, food, good coffee, atmosphere, markets and the general buzz of a tourist town, then you will love it here!

Palm Cove View with jetty
Photo by Kaz Orford

Step into A Tropical Paradise

Palm Cove is Cairns’ most popular beach – and for good reason – it is stunning!

If you like beachside villages, cafes, food, good coffee, atmosphere, markets and the general buzz of a tourist town, then you will love it here!

While Palm Cove is definitely the busiest beach in the Cairns area, it still has that laid back charm to it.  A tropical paradise lined with palm trees, beach almonds and the incredibly magnificent melaleuca trees.  These trees are worshipped in Palm Cove and you will see many buildings actually built around these giant trees – look for the trees growing right in the middle of some of the local cafes and restaurants!

Family Activities in Palm Cove

Here are some ideas for kids and families in Palm Cove

Walk – Bike – Scooter the boardwalk from Palm Cove to Clifton Beach.
(Access is behind the Pullman Hotel – Southern End).
You can hire bikes and e-scooters etc locally in Palm Cove.

Play on the playground- there is one on the main Esplanade and another at Tom McDonald Park

Walk along or fish of the jetty – you can hire fishing rods at the camping ground.

Walk from the jetty up the boardwalk – see if you can find the fountain and small pond.

Watersports – try kayaking, SUP or kite boarding

Markets – the Palm Cove markets are held from April to December on the first Sunday of each month (Except September).

BBQ or Picnic on the Esplanade – there are many free gas BBQ’s and tables here.

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