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Cairns Northern Beaches

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There are a number of Northern Beaches to choose from. They offer excellent value accommodation, particularly for self contained units and there is plenty to see and do. The Northern Beaches are that little bit closer to Cairns which makes travelling into and out of the City more affordable.

Part of Cairns City 120,000

Distance from closest major city
Cairns is approximately 20km south of the Northern Beaches.

Café at Holloways Beach

About The Beaches
Cairns Northern Beaches are a collection of beachside suburbs that stretch over 20km along the coast North of Cairns. Many local residents choose to live at the beaches. The Northern Beaches are very tropical, lined with palm trees and plenty of shaded and grassy areas for picnics and BBQs. There are also swimming enclosures at most of the beaches. Public transport is available from the centre of Cairns with buses departing regularly. In the last few years the Northern Beaches have become very popular with tourists as they have an excellent range of economical accommodation and restaurants available. The Northern Beaches are particularly popular with families and people wishing to stay for a few weeks at a time.

Cairns Northern Beaches include:

Machans Beach - is the closest of the beachside suburbs and is mainly a residential area. The beach is small and there is no netted swimming area.

Holloways Beach - is also a fairly residential suburb. The beach is popular with locals and there is a netted swimming enclosure.

Yorkeys Knob - has a lot to offer visitors with a charming Marina and Yacht Club, golf course and a long open beach. There is a good range of accommodation and a number of restaurants.

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Trinity Beach - has become a bustling seaside resort in the last few years. The atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant and there is a good range of accommodation, most of a very high standard yet still economical. There are a number of restaurants, cafes and take away food shops.

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Kewarra Beach

Kewarra Beach - is mainly residential with some impressive beachfront houses. There is a good picnic facility at the Northern end of the beach. If you are looking to get away from the crowds Kewarra Beach is a good choice.

Clifton Beach - is mainly residential. There are beautiful shaded grassy areas and places to picnic along the foreshore and the beach itself is relatively uncrowded. The are a number of hotels and holiday apartments on the Esplanade and in the surrounding streets. Restaurants in Clifton Beach include Clifton Capers Bar & Grill and Blue Bamboo.

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