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. Put Palm Cove Beach and other Palm Cove attractions into our Palm Cove travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 16, 2017
    An amazing feeling as you walk along the beach front.I cannot understand why people go overseas when we have this absolutely beautiful beach and safe environment right on our doorstop.It is just amazi...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    this is a great beach to head to for the day from Cairns. there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to go to for lunch. There is a lifeguard on duty and the seas are usually calm and good for children...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    You can't beat the view from this beach in all directions. But the landscaping and care that the local council has done is also a big part of the overall atmosphere and ambience. The path meanders thr...  more »

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Where to stay in Palm Cove

Palm Cove might be a small resort town, but there's no lack of places to stay. Available accommodations match the town's reputation as one of Queensland's most exclusive resorts. While budget options can be hard to find, the town features a number of luxurious hotels, villas, apartments, and guesthouses. Quite a few are in immediate proximity to the beach and feature amazing sea views, while others put you just minutes away from the coast. For a more affordable vacation at Palm Cove, plan your visit outside the peak season, when all these accommodations are available at reduced prices.
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