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
from closest major city
Cairns is approximately 20km south of the Northern Beaches.
at Holloways Beach
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.
Northern Beaches include:
- is the closest of the beachside suburbs and is mainly a residential
area. The beach is small and there is no netted swimming area.
- is also a fairly residential suburb. The beach is popular with
locals and there is a netted swimming enclosure.
- 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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- 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.
» Browse our Trinity Beach accommodation
- 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.
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.
» Visit Cairns Dining’s Cairns Northern Beaches section