Palm Cove Beach

Palm Cove Beach
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Located in between the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, this palm tree-lined beach is an idyllic spot to take it easy or begin an adventure.

Experience the stunning beaches, resorts and scenery where the rainforest hugs the shores of the Great Barrier Reef at Palm Cove Beach. Swim or sunbathe beneath the warm Tropical North Queensland sun. Explore the waters on a kayak or sailboat and take in the views of forested hills rising up behind the beach’s string of swaying palm trees.

Start your day at Palm Cove Beach with a quiet moment watching the sunrise over the calm Coral Sea. Rest beneath the shade of a coconut tree and take in the magnificent ocean views. Try tropical fruits for breakfast or take a seat at one of the oceanfront cafés and enjoy the morning’s serenity.

Go for a swim in the clear waters, which are patrolled year-round by lifeguards. In the summer months between November and May, you can swim within the expansive ocean enclosures that protect swimmers from jellyfish stings. Rent a kayak or catamaran from the beachside operators and explore the length of Palm Cove and intriguing Double Island, just 1.5 kilometres (0.9 miles) offshore.

Relax in the idyllic beach setting with a round on the golf course. Drop a fishing line at Palm Cove jetty and enjoy the ocean views as you wait for a bite.

Stroll along the esplanade and pick a spot to have a meal. Palm Cove Beach has a wide selection of dining options. Try the local barramundi or giant trevally paired with a wine in a restaurant or simply with chips on the beach.

Combine your visit to Palm Cove Beach with a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Go scuba diving or snorkelling with the tours that depart daily from Cairns and Port Douglas. Within an hours’ drive to the northeast, you’ll find the lush rainforests of Daintree National Park. Join a guided hike to spot wildlife, discover the forest’s unique ecosystem and learn about local Aboriginal culture.

Palm Cove Beach is within a half-hour drive north of Cairns, and less than a 1-hour drive south from Port Douglas. The beach features mostly resort-style accommodation, but cheaper options can be found closer to Cairns.

Top Trending Hotels Near Palm Cove Beach

Mango Lagoon Resort & Wellness Spa
Mango Lagoon Resort & Wellness Spa
3.5 out of 5
81 - 85 Cedar Road, Palm Cove, QLD, 4878
The price is £181 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (565 reviews)
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"The pool was great. There should be a solid wall between the bedroom and the toilet/shower for privacy etc."

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2022

Mango Lagoon Resort & Wellness Spa
Imagine Drift Palm Cove
Imagine Drift Palm Cove
4 out of 5
Cnr Veivers Rd Williams Esp, Palm Cove, QLD, 4879
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £203 per night from 20 Jul to 21 Jul
Stay at this 4-star luxury aparthotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (599 reviews)
"Lovely resort beautiful facilities but pool needs to be heated in winter."

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2022

Imagine Drift Palm Cove
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
5 Triton Street, Palm Cove, QLD, 4879
The price is £231 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (701 reviews)
"Amazing property in a quiet & peaceful location. Tucked away from the main Palm Cove area which makes parking easy. Rooms were cleaned regularly with service and staff of high quality. Would highly recommend it."

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2022

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Mango Lagoon Resort & Wellness Spa
Mango Lagoon Resort & Wellness Spa
3.5 out of 5
81 - 85 Cedar Road, Palm Cove, QLD, 4878
The price is £181 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Mango Lagoon Resort & Wellness Spa
Imagine Drift Palm Cove
Imagine Drift Palm Cove
4 out of 5
Cnr Veivers Rd Williams Esp, Palm Cove, QLD, 4879
The price is £203 per night from 20 Jul to 21 Jul
Imagine Drift Palm Cove
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
5 Triton Street, Palm Cove, QLD, 4879
The price is £231 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa
The Reef Retreat
The Reef Retreat
4 out of 5
10-14 Harpa Street, Palm Cove, QLD, 4879
The Reef Retreat
Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore
Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore
5 out of 5
1 Veivers Road, Palm Cove, QLD, 4879
Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore
Sarayi Boutique Hotel
Sarayi Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
95 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD, 4879
Sarayi Boutique Hotel
Elysium Apartments
Elysium Apartments
4.5 out of 5
26 Veivers Road, Palm Cove, QLD, 4879
Elysium Apartments
Alassio Palm Cove
Alassio Palm Cove
3.5 out of 5
139 Williams Esplanade, outside Cairns, Palm Cove, QLD, 4879
Alassio Palm Cove
Palm Cove Tropic Apartments
Palm Cove Tropic Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Triton Street, Palm Cove, QLD, 4879
Palm Cove Tropic Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.