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Fun times in Palm Cove

17:30 AEST Sat May 19 2012
Palm Cove, just 26 kilometres north of Cairns, is a village straight from a postcard. Its beach is lined with coconut and other palms, and the crescent-shaped cove has a long fishing jetty stretching into the sea. The Daintree Forest provides the perfect backdrop.

William Esplanade is cobblestoned and traffic is slow. There are cafes, restaurants, two pubs, a great gelati shop and a couple of boutiques.

The sleepy hollow has a laidback lifestyle, and possibly the only noise you will hear is Jules Lund on a jet bike! Join him on a tour with the Beach Fun Co.

User comments
Been there twice, v pleasant. If you want to swim during wet season, stick to the pool as the stingers get through the nets. During dry season, it's safe to use the beach. Thanks for all the tips, The Don!
Looks like a sweet spot. Could b on my list of destinations 4 future.
yes its truly beautiful to look at, sadly thats all. There are very small areas you can go into the water. These are roped off because of the stingers and crocs! There are many signs on the beachfront and bottles of white vingar for the stings!! Not a place for families with kids
This place is pure magic. The ultimate place to unwind or easy travel to see all far North Queensland has to offer.
We holidayed at Palm Cove a couple of weeks ago. It is just such a lovely spot and a safe haven for children. One thing i did want to mention was a shopping service we used i ordered my groceries, nappies and ice creams and they were all waiting for us in the apartment stacked away in the fridge and pantry it was such a lovely way to start our great holiday after travelling with 3 young kids for hours !! I cannot wait to return
Folks, Palm Cove has to be the closest you will ever getto PARADISE!!!!!! I live in Cairns having moved north from Brisvegas just over 10 years ago, and seriously my wife and I would think very, very, very hard if for some reason we had to move away. Why don't you do yourselves a favour, use Palm Cove as your base and go and explore the Daintree, Port Douglas, Mossman, coffee plantations around Mareeba, have a fantastic Devonshire Tea at the Lake Barrine Cafe then to Tolga Woodworks for lunch and Gallos on the Atherton - Malanda road for local Cheese and Chocolates.......and this is just for starters! So there is no time like the present........Get Cracking!

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