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Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach, a tropical residential suburb, is located approximately 20 kilometres north of Cairns, Australia. It is nestled between Palm Cove to the north, Kewarra Beach to the south, and nearby Trinity Beach. Clifton Beach is home to white sands set amongst swaying palm trees. Travellers can also visit the Clifton Village Shopping Centre, just a five-minute walk from the beach, filled with specialty stores and restaurants. Clifton Beach clean and largely undeveloped, featuring a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for picnics and sunbathing. Nearby attractions include Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Paradise Palms Golf Course, and the Wild World Tropical Zoo.

  • Visit Cape Tripulation and the Daintree Rainforest, located near Clifton Beach, to enjoy local wildlife tours, white-water rafting adventures, and swimming.
  • Enjoy snorkelling and diving excursions to enjoy encounters with the many tropical fish species living in the shallow, warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns.
  • Walk through the Cairns Outback Opal Mine near Clifton Beach, which enables travellers to see how rough, boulder, and black crystal opal is formed, cut, and polished.

Most visitors to Cairns will arrive at the Cairns International Airport. The city features a public transportation network operated by the Marlin Coast Sunbus, whose transit station is situated in the Central Business District. Visitors can access Clifton Beach by following the Captain Cook Highway and turning right after the Mobile petrol station. There are plenty of car rental agencies located within the city, including Hertz, Budget, Avis, and Europcar. Blue buses provide throughout Cairns from the Central Business District. Most of Clifton Beach can be explored on foot or with rental bicycles.

Hotels in Clifton Beach

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From US$91

1 Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa

5 stars
4.5 / 5 8 reviews

Triton Street Map

Rate includes Breakfast

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa invites chic holidaymakers to a luxurious tropical getaway with beachfront accommodations set against a backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. While on a Palm Cove... More

Lovely hotel great location really enjoyed our time there
20 Nov 2015
From US$76

2 Palm Cove Tropic Apartments

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

6 Triton Street Map

Placed in a picturesque setting and offering luxurious accommodation, the Palm Cove Tropic Apartments is a perfect place to relax in serenity. GeneralThe outdoor pool area provides a refreshing... More

Great place in a beautiful location!
We stayed at the Palm Cove Tropic apartments for four nights. We found the apartment very clean, comfortable and beautifully overlooking the gardens and pool. Our host was helpful in booking our...
19 Jan 2014
From US$101

3 Argosy On The Beach Apartments Cairns

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

119 Arlington Esplanade Map

Capturing the tropical ambience of Cairns, Argosy On The Beach Apartments is a prime beach location where one can benefit from all the modern comforts and experience a truly relaxing holiday... More

An excellent choice
An exceptionally well appointed and maintained property - not the newest but much better than many newer properties. A wonderful outlook over the beach front, a quiet location and close to all...
7 Sep 2015
From US$130

4 Grand Mercure Rockford Esplanade Palm Cove

4 stars
4.4 / 5 10 reviews

Cnr Vievers Rd Williams Esp Map

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Located opposite the picturesque Palm Cove beach, Grand Mercure Rockford Esplanade Palm Cove is an ideal base to explore the Great Barrier Reef. The Cairns Tropical Zoo is just a short drive away.... More

Great spot
The staff, garden, pool and spa all really terrific. The hotel itself is looking a bit old and tired and has lots of long drab hallways. Ask for a ground floor or ocean view room to overcome this...
10 Sep 2015
From US$90

5 Agincourt Beachfront Apartments Clifton Beach

4 stars
4.6 / 5 20 reviews

69-73 Arlington Esplanade Map

Nestled on lush tropical gardens within convenient distance from local recreation sites and tourist attractions, Agincourt Beachfront Apartments Clifton Beach creates an ideal retreat in Cairns.... More

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
Very comfortable and clean apartment. Beautiful location, just in front of the beach. The only drawback was the internet, which we found to be poor.
20 Oct 2015

6 Clifton Sands Holiday Units

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

87 Guide Street Map

Holidaymakers and vacationing couples looking for a tranquil haven by the beach find an ideal retreat in the cosy and well-located accommodations of Clifton Sands Holiday Units. Set in a... More

From US$80

7 The Reef Retreat Palm Cove Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

10-14 Harpa Street Map

Stay 4 Nights & Save 25%

The Reef Retreat Palm Cove Hotel is a boutique hotel in the middle of lush rainforest and Melaleuca paperbark trees, close to the cosmopolitan Palm Cove Village. This suite-style resort is also 22... More

Palm Cove
Great location and amenities. Very relaxing visit all round
16 May 2015
From US$80

8 Mantra Amphora Resort Palm Cove

4 stars
4.0 / 5 12 reviews

49-63 Williams Esplanade Map

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Mantra Amphora Resort Palm Cove is surrounded by lush green gardens and tropical rainforest. Situated in the most sought after destinations the apartments are 30 minutes drive away from Port... More

Had great time location & pool fantastic
We thought it unusual that there was no soap ledge in shower & no power pt in tea making area o/wise all good
22 Jun 2015
From US$85

9 Elysium Apartments Palm Cove

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

26 Veivers Road Map

Offering a host of amenities, the Elysium Apartments Palm Cove is a perfect venue for a pleasant as well as relaxing stay. GeneralDuring leisure, you can visit the city's best attractions or take... More

From US$73

10 Paradise Palms Resort and Country Club

4 stars
4.7 / 5 9 reviews

Paradise Palms Drive Map

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Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club welcomes discerning holidaymakers to its comfortable accommodations and attentive service in an idyllic setting at the base of the rainforest clad mountains.... More

Loved our stay
Beautiful golf course and discounted rate because we stayed there. Nice pool areas---beautiful spot in general and close to Cairns and also a beautiful easy drive to Port Douglas. The staff were...
21 Aug 2014
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