Discover the picturesque Beaches suburbs of Cairns, stretching along the stunning Coral Sea coastline like a string of pearls, each offering unique characteristics and charm.
The journey along this captivating ‘string of pearls’ begins at Machans Beach, 10 km from the heart of Cairns. As you continue northwards, approximately every 5-7 km, you’ll encounter the enchanting beaches of Ellis Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Park, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach, and Palm Cove.
Palm Cove, the furthest beach from Cairns CBD and international airport, is just a 28 and 20-minute drive respectively, making it a tranquil oasis to unwind and enjoy the natural beauty.
Cairns itself is a modern regional city nestled in the tropics, boasting thriving industries in tourism, manufacturing, agriculture, and mining. It is also renowned as the gateway to the Asia/Pacific region, welcoming guests from all around the world, offering them an unforgettable Australian experience.
Housing in these idyllic beachside suburbs varies in price and style. Older properties, approximately twenty years old and more, are often purchased by the avid renovator or for their perceived land value. For individuals interested in a modern or new build, many homes feature a minimum of three-bedrooms, air-conditioning, and a pool. For more information, visit our Residential Properties For Sale here.
Land, especially on the ocean side of the Captain Cook Highway, is scarce. Cairns is known for its stunning natural beauty, and the local real estate market has been dynamic, with various factors contributing to the demand for land parcels in recent years. For more information, visit our Land Properties For Sale here.
For apartment seekers, the options are diverse, ranging based on property age, location, bedroom configuration, and condition. Prices for one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments start at a more affordable level. For those seeking absolute beachfront apartments, there are one-bedroom options available at a higher starting price, as well as two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments with increasing price ranges.
Rental options are flexible, including 6 or 12-month leases, 4–6-week medium-term stays, or holiday letting on multiple nights or weekly stays. Many apartment buildings are professionally managed, ensuring top-notch grounds and maximum occupancy levels. For more information, visit our Apartments For Sale here.
The area is well-equipped with essential facilities, with major shopping centres at Smithfield and Clifton Beach, anchored by popular Woolworths and Coles stores, along with various Australian franchised or chain specialty shops.
For families, education options abound, with numerous public and private primary and secondary schools serving Cairns Beaches and nearby suburbs, including Caravonica, Smithfield, Kamerunga, Brinsmead, Redlynch, and Freshwater.
Medical services are readily available in most suburbs, with Cairns’ two major hospitals located on the fringe of the CBD, just a 10–20-minute drive from most of Cairns’ northern and western suburbs.
Marlin Coast Veterinary Hospital offers general wellbeing and surgical services.
Public transport options are convenient, with Sunbus services connecting the beaches and western suburbs to the city and back, running every hour.
Cairns’ strategic location makes it an ideal base for exploring the wonders of the Tropical North Queensland region. With approximate travel times by car, you can reach:
Tourist spots in Cairns are a true delight, and you can find more information on what to see and do at:
Experience the beauty and adventure that Cairns and its Beaches suburbs have to offer, making it a perfect destination for a premier Australian visiting and living experience.