Cairns Northern Beaches
The Cairns Northern Beaches stretch for 26km along the beautiful Coral Coast. They begin just north of the city beyond the Barron River Bridge with Machans Beach, followed by Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach, Palm Cove and Ellis Beach. The beaches provide the basis for a huge amount of Cairns’ tourism, and holiday accommodation caters to every budget and desire.
All of the Northern Beaches have pockets of residential dwellings, and most also have comfortable beachfront accommodation. For visitors staying at one of Cairns' northern beaches, there are facilities to meet all your needs. A large shopping centre is located at Smithfield, which is central to all the beaches. The Skyrail rainforest cableway and the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park are located nearby. The choice of restaurants is extensive.
The local Cairns bus service picks up and drops off passengers at all the beaches, except for Ellis Beach. They run every half and hour, and can deliver you to the city centre quickly.