Trinity Beach - Cairns Northern Beaches

Trinity Beach is a beautiful and stunning beach, ideal for families and kids.   Located 25 mins north from Cairns, this lovely beach is definitely one of Cairns best beaches.

Trinity Beach Swimming winter
View Trinity Beach looking south

The beach is somewhat sheltered from the worst of the wind, and is just paradise on a beautiful day. Looking north, you can see Double Island off Palm cove, and to the south Yorkeys Knob.

holiday Homes Trinity Beach

There are holiday apartments, cafes and restaurants all the way along this beach.  While it can get quite busy here, it doesn’t actually ever feel like its overly touristy.  It is also very popular with the locals.

There is a small playground at the northern end of Trinity Beach, along with BBQ facilities and picnic tables.  You will also find further BBQ and picnic areas further down the esplande.

Bring the kids scooters or bikes as they can go from one end of the esplanade to the other.

Trinity Beach bike tracks

If you are into history, then you will find the information boards on the esplanade an interesting read, as Trinity Beach was used during war time for many training operations.

For swimming you will find the stinger nets (when they are up Nov – April) and the lifesavers hut at the southern end.  There are toilets located at both ends of the esplanande. 

Trinity Beach Stinger nets

The Southern end of Trinity Beach

The southern end is interesting too as it has rocks and even a path up to a look out. This is suitable for children with close supervision – you will want to be in arms reach at all times if they are small.

Trinity Beach Southern End
Trinity Beach Southern End rocks
Rocks Trinity Beach

The walk up here is not too steep, but is unsuitable for strollers or wheelchairs unfortunately.  Sturdy footwear would be advised, though we see plenty of people do this barefooted.

View from the rocks Trinity Beach

You can rest at the top and admire the views.  The top  part is barricaded off so that you cannot get onto the sheer rocks (unless you climb over that is). We see lots of kids up here all of the time, but please be careful.

Seat on the rocks trinity beach
View from the rocks Trinity Beach

You can walk down here quite easily and can see various see creatures – we saw crabs and sea urchins.  i wouldn’t however venture down here with kids if the sea was rough. 

Walk down the rocks Trinity Beach

Getting there:  Trinity Beach is on the way north to Port Douglas, but two beaches before Palm Cove. Frequent buses run daily from Cairns CBD.

You might also be interested in checking out these two great playgrounds, located in Trinity Beach.

The Blue Water Playground