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.
Create an itinerary including Palm Cove Beach
Tours to Palm Cove Beach
Palm Cove Beach reviews
Great place for a quiet stroll along the Bech. Appreciate the off lead dog area between Palm Cove and Clifton Beach where the furry babies can have a good run. more »
This is a really quaint area. We have spent a few days here. The beach is gorgeous, grass areas to sit and take in the amazing view. Sectioned off areas covered by the surf life savers for swimmers... more »
Beautiful beach and plenty of nice spots to have a picnic. Generally not too crowded when I have been there. Nice beach to take a swim though I did get stung by a jelly one year. Many small shops and restaurants across from the beach front. Nice atmosphere.
Beautiful place. Beautifully kept shady beachside walkway with water stations seats and BBQ picnic spots along the way. Restaurants hotels and shops across the road. The local council should be proud of their efforts to make this a unique and magnificent place to holiday. Deserving of at least 6 stars.
Plan your trip to Palm Cove
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Palm Cove
Side trips from Palm Cove
Nearby attractions in Palm Cove
Hidden gems in Palm Cove
Trips to Palm Cove Beach by other users
16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Cairns Port Douglas Darwin 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Brisbane Hervey Bay Sydney 4 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Scuba & Snorkeling Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas Safaris 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA Brisbane Lord Howe Island Sydney 38 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Sydney Hervey Bay Brisbane 8 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Port Douglas Cairns Brisbane