Palm Cove Beach, Palm Cove

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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.
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  • What a beautiful beach on the Coral Sea. We enjoyed the warm water and sandy shore. We also enjoyed walking the esplanade and shopping in their stores and eating at a couple of the restaurants. It's a...  more »
  • The beach stretches for miles and is lovely soft sand. There seems to be only one “swimming hole” as the locals call it which is towards the far end of the beach. Easily found by the netted off area a...  more »
  • All we are looking for is a relaxing switch off time from the rat race in Melbourne and here is where we find it and it has become a yearly visit for us. We have done all the FNQ attractions a few tim...  more »

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Where to stay in Palm Cove

Palm Cove might be a small resort town, but there's no lack of places to stay. Available accommodations match the town's reputation as one of Queensland's most exclusive resorts. While budget options can be hard to find, the town features a number of luxurious hotels, villas, apartments, and guesthouses. Quite a few are in immediate proximity to the beach and feature amazing sea views, while others put you just minutes away from the coast. For a more affordable vacation at Palm Cove, plan your visit outside the peak season, when all these accommodations are available at reduced prices.
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