streets there is a
into a river that is great for fishing.
beach is nice and long
enough for a proper walk or jog.
the southern end
you can walk at low tide to Machans
Beach (there is a creek mouth - try fishing),
... and in the
northern end it's
a fair walk but you finally get to an Environmental
... and then a creek
Another great spot for fishing,
but watch out for crocodiles.
Beach accommodation is great.
This beach is the
second southernmost of Cairns
It is a very nice beach
and close enough to
Cairns that you could stay here while visiting Cairns.
It's only ten minutes drive to Cairns,
and there are also buses that go in.
The accommodation is mostly hotel,
apartment and resort type.
a few places - the full list is with prices and all details
in the Destination
Beachfront Hideaway Hotel has three Balinese
style hideaways that accommodate up to 10 people.
The rooms have queen,
king and twin beds, kitchenettes, spacious lounges, TVs, radios and a
private deck/courtyard. Close to the beach and swimming enclosure.
Sands Holiday Apartments
Pacific Sands Holiday Apartments is one block back from the
There are 38 two bedroom apartments with fully self
contained kitchens inluding full size fridges and ovens, laundry
facilities and either a balcony or a patio. There is internet,
and an outdoors swimming pool.
Toby's Retreat is a small family business not far from the
It has a kitchenette
with a fridge and a microwave, air conditioning and cable / satellite
There is laundry service; and in the garden is a spa and a swimming
pool. The hosts live in a separate apartment to assure your privacy.
Cairns Beach Resort
The resort is
on Oleander Street, a short walking distance from
the beach. There are 73 self contained apartments with tiled living
areas, fully equipped kitchens, TVs, DVD players, high speed internet,
direct dial phones, ceiling fans, air conditioning, private ensuite
bathrooms, balconies and outdoor dining areas.
is a saltwater swimming pool, a massage and beauty centre, laundry
facilities, a restaurant, conference rooms, banquet facilities and free
off street parking.
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