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Esplanade Lagoon Pool, Cairns

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Esplanade Lagoon Pool offers one of the best places to beat the Cairns heat. Look out on the Barrier Reef and Trinity inlet from this 4,800 sq m (51,666 sq ft) saltwater lagoon. The lagoon water is saltwater from the inlet run through a filtration system. The sandy perimeter provides material for sand castles, and kids can wade in the lagoon's shallow water. To relax, recline on the timber deck beneath a shady tree. To visit Esplanade Lagoon Pool and other attractions in Cairns, use our Cairns tour planner.
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  • There is no swimming in the ocean in Cains by the Esplanade Boardwalk. We didn't realize immediately there are signed posted to not get in the water due to crocodiles. However, this is a large salt wa...  more »
  • Whether it's box jelly fish or crocs keeping you out of the sea, the swimming lagoon is the answer for keeping cool in Cairns. Patrolled by life guards and with several different areas (sandy beach or...  more »
  • Awesome place to just put in some laps or stay cool and take in the view. Great for the kids too. My daughter said it was her favourite place from our recent visit.  more »
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  • A great place to spend a few hours. Our flight was delayed from Cairns airport so we came to the Lagoon and chilled out for a few hours. Plenty of shade, the water is clean and perfect for swimming. Lots of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes nearby. Well worth a check out!
  • Gorgeous place for a swim of any age. Sandy beach going into the pool for kids, infinity pool edge looking out to the water, lots of grass around the edges for resting or hanging out. Absolutely gorgeous place!
  • I can't believe a facility like this is free for public use. It is a wonderful pool with a view that is simply one of a kind - especially the bird life (wink wink). If you visit on a Saturday, be prepared to share with free water aerobics classes! It's fun to watch though... :)
  • Best place to chill in Cairns. Well-maintained and clean grass, free pool with lifeguards, free barbecue facilities, free WiFi and often live music. If you have nothing to do during the day you have no excuse for not being here. During the night the place seems deserted, it seems like a lost opportunity.
  • Great spot for the whole family! Cairns would be a very bland place without the esplanade facilities. An abundance of playgrounds, green space and the lagoon is a great safe swimming spot.