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. To visit Palm Cove Beach and other attractions in Palm Cove, use our Palm Cove trip planner.
Tours to Palm Cove Beach
Small-Group Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $60
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Small-Group Kuranda Village, Skyrail Cableway and Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $93
Duration: 8 hours
Palm Cove Beach Reviews
This is a nice sandy beach with a beautiful view. Great for walking and enjoying the view. There is dining nearby and a few shops. With crocs and stingers, it's probably not the best place to swim, bu... more »
This is our 7th visit to this area and our 4th stay in Palm cove. Peaceful, relaxed , beautiful Chilled Palm cove, No rush... No worries... some nice restaurants and Wine bars, this is NOT a party tow... more »
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