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Palm Cove Beach, Palm Cove

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Palm Cove Beach is noted for its long stretch of white sand lined by tall palm trees. Located in a small village once used as a resting stop by the famous Captain Cook, this pristine beach is a major tourist attraction due to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park. lifeguards patrol year-round and can direct you to safe swimming spots along the coast.  Make sure to stop by the Palm Cove jetty, one of the region's most popular fishing spots, where anglers regularly catch species such as mackerel, giant trevally, and shark. Nearby are dozens of shops, restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, and pubs, open conveniently late into the night. To visit Palm Cove Beach and other attractions in Palm Cove, use our Palm Cove trip planner.
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Palm Cove Beach reviews

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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
2,208 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Such a beautiful beach which changes hourly. Great to sit and watch with a drink or for a dip in the surf club netted area.. 
    Such a beautiful beach which changes hourly. Great to sit and watch with a drink or for a dip in the surf club netted area..  more »
  • Visited June - July 2022. It was absolutely amazing and just as you see it in photos. Beautifully lined Palm Trees, really close to all the restaurants and cafes and great walk on the beach. Easy to.....  more
    Visited June - July 2022. It was absolutely amazing and just as you see it in photos. Beautifully lined Palm Trees, really close to all the restaurants and cafes and great walk on the beach. Easy to.....  more »
  • Like a dream, I felt like I was on a island some where , not in Australia. The view is to die for, sand is soft, clean and white, we didn't swim in the ocean as we were worried about crocidiles but... 
    Like a dream, I felt like I was on a island some where , not in Australia. The view is to die for, sand is soft, clean and white, we didn't swim in the ocean as we were worried about crocidiles but...  more »
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  • Heaven on earth. This is an absolute must visit place/beach in Australia. Beautiful town with great eateries and weather is just amazing. About 20 minutes drive from Cairns, this probably tops my recommendation to stay while you are in north Queensland surpassing Port Douglas and Cairns. For peace lovers from romantic couple to loving family holiday, Palm Cove is just LOVE
  • We were up before the Sun to do the Sunrise Kayak Turtle Tour. Oh wow, this was an amazing experience. The waters were calm and the weather so perfect. Highly recommend doing this, Andy was our guide, and with little experience at kayaking before, we felt safe. I took these photos with my phone, Which I had in the pocket of the life vest, so it was easy to get to.
  • Very friendly staff beautiful atmosphere and right beside the pool. There is also a swim up bar for your convenience. Good choices on their menu's for breakfast, lunch and dinner 🍽🥂 If you don't feel like going out of the resort it is a really welcome choice. There are some resident Magpie Geese who are quite friendly unless you get too close to the female who is nesting on around 8 eggs at the moment. Last but not least the gardens are full of beautiful flowers and the pond have good sized Barramundi in them. All in all, a fantastic experience 🤗
  • I hope Palm Cove will keep its charm and appeal for many years to come.. Truly one of the best places on Earth. Lucky to be in this local area for well over 25 years now..
  • Picture perfect. Excellent amenities such as toilets, water fountains and a range of eateries. Bus 110 takes you directly from Cairns Central for $9.60 per adult. Such a good day trip!

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