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Palm Cove Beach

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“netted area”(47 reviews)
“stinger nets”(31 reviews)
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111 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can look at the view from a vast range of coffee / snack / meal restaurants, hire paddle boards and other aquatic 'toys', stroll out on the jetty & try your hand at fishing (BYO fishing gear), have a swim at the patrolled part...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely area with shopping, dining, drinking and a good variety of accommodation right on hand. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MervRobertson
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With all of the warning signs about saltwater crocodiles and jellyfish, you might not want to swim here. However, it is a lovely place to walk.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank alanlP3589QE
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the first Sunday of the month (except Sept) and the markets. Runs most of the day. Really, the best location with interesting stalls and probably outshines Port Douglas Markets Sunday mornings. The lovely palm fringed shops and atmoshere is hard to beat. Now, a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Paul J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a fabulous walk down an almost deserted beach - area for swimming but sadly most of the year stingers restrict where you can swim - nevertheless a great vista!

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely beach! You can walk along the esplanade and there is a jetty at the end. We saw a big sting ray, the kids went crazy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stevemcra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money day trip to Palm Cove. Translink offer a bus service that was so easy to find information on this self discovery. Cost was $11.40 return and winds it's way through the coastal townships in its way. Takes roughly 1 hour and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 119craigs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the beach itself is nice and has a great view with lots of amenities nearby but not sure how safe it is outside of the netted area

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank MatConnolly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for little kids, beautiful, warm azure water. Plenty of trees to sit under to avoid sitting in the sun if you don't want to

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Flyer56176207073
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty shallow, clean uncommercial beach with palm trees fringing the sand. They provide life guards and a netted area for swimming in “stinger season” this is a pretty small beach area with a cute shopping area-various eating places, I recommend Apres beach bar, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank flexi06
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12 October 2016|
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Response from DaisyQ3 | Reviewed this property |
Kathleen, I think the response from Lou Charlie is perfect. The only thing I can add is don't be put off visiting Palm Cove because you can't swim in the ocean. It's a gorgeous spot with a variety of accommodation options... More
21 June 2016|
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Response from Gramlx | Reviewed this property |
No I don't believe so
23 January 2016|
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Response from paras73 | Reviewed this property |
Palm Cove is generally quieter than most touristy destinations; I think it is a perfect place if you want to avoid overcrowding (unless of course they have an event on at the beach so check the local guide for upcoming... More