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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  • I was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance and tropical vibe of Palm Cove. One stretch of cafes restaurants and bars - all with grand sweeping views of the beach from almost every venue. Cairns...  more »
  • Tiny waves at the best of times. No crocodiles today and not the stinger season. Lovely clean beach with plenty of spots to enjoy fish and chips while enjoying the tranquility  more »
  • Nice clean beach on one side with Beach patrolled flagged area and the fishing jetty at the end great spot Amazing sunrises from the beachfront  more »

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