Queensland, East Coast of Australia, Australia

Palm Cove Beach

Palm Cove Beach is a stunning beach destination located in Australia. It is known for its pristine sands and crystal-clear waters, making it one of the best beaches in the country. The beach stretches along the coastline, offering a beautiful view and a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a leisurely weekend getaway. The sand is ideal for children to build their castles, and the water is generally clear unless it's windy. However, the water can be murky at times, and there is a risk of encountering crocodiles and jellyfish. Therefore, it is recommended to swim between the flags for safety. The beach is surrounded by a vibrant market scene, adding to its charm and providing an opportunity to immerse in the local culture. The town nearby is also very appealing, with a variety of shops, restaurants, and hotels. The beach slopes steeply into the ocean, and open water paddling and swimming can be risky due to the presence of jellyfish, saltwater crocodiles, and sharks. To ensure safety, a supervised netted area is provided for swimming. Palm Cove Beach is well-equipped with excellent facilities. These include toilets, drinking water fountains, showers, tables, and free-to-use electric barbecue stations. There is also a children's play area for the little ones to enjoy. Ample natural shading is provided by trees within 10 meters from the water's edge, making it a comfortable spot for relaxation. Free parking is available for visitors. The beach is about an hour away by public transport from Cairns. Despite being quite far from Victoria, it is worth the travel due to its natural beauty and amenities. However, it is advisable to be cautious while swimming due to potential risks in the water.

What to do at Palm Cove Beach?


Palm Cove Beach amenities include parking, toilet and shower.


Best restaurants near Palm Cove Beach include El Greko Greek Taverna, O’Donnells Irish Bar and Grill, Neptune's, Lucky Fish, Il Forno Pizzeria, Nu Nu Restaurant, Temple of Tastes Restaurant and Vivo Palm Cove.

Visitor Reviews

Visitor reviews highlight the pristine sands, crystal-clear waters, and excellent facilities of the beach as its most appealing features. The natural shading from trees, ample free parking, and the vibrant local market scene are also highly appreciated. However, visitors express concerns about the coarser sand, murky water, and potential risks from jellyfish, crocodiles, and sharks.

Where is Palm Cove Beach?

Latitude: -16.7439414 / Longitude: 145.6713838

Palm Cove Beach is located in Queensland. The following map of Palm Cove Beach shows the exact location.

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