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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. 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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  • Beautiful beach and long beach. Crocodile Lagoon to protect part fence and jellyfish. Forbidden to dive outside the perimeter.
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  • Palm Cove is a very special place and is really a little slice of paradise in so many ways It is a quick 30 minute trip for Cairns. The main strip is a mixture of restaurants, a few basic shops and re...  more »
  • I will be upfront and I am completely bias after living near Cable Beach for half my life. I did however found Palm Cove Beach very tropical and exotic. I walked along it most days when I was on holid...  more »