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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$192

1 Grand Mercure Rockford Esplanade Palm Cove

4 stars
4.4 / 5 9 reviews

Cnr Vievers Rd Williams Esp Map

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

From US$107

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$161

3 Argosy On The Beach Apartments Cairns

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

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

From US$110

4 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$136

5 Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa

5 stars
4.2 / 5 5 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

AMAZING
stay in the apartment with private pool.....100% satisfied!!! will go next time
12 Dec 2013
From US$121

6 Agincourt Beachfront Apartments Clifton Beach

4 stars
4.6 / 5 19 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

Relaxing holiday
Nice, quite location away from main tourist beaches. Good pool in a great garden setting.
9 Jun 2015
From US$136

7 Beachview Apartments at Villa Paradiso

4 stars
4.8 / 5 5 reviews

111-113 Williams Esplanade Map

Villa Paradiso Beachfront Apartments Palm Cove is a beachfront paradise that offers self-contained apartments overlooking the great Coral Sea in Palm Cove. Aside from enjoying the sparkling waters... More

From US$227

8 Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

5 stars
4.3 / 5 6 reviews

1 Veivers Road Map

A private retreat and carefree getaway experience along with world-class accommodation makes Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore, your gateway to the adventure of the longest coral reef and oldest... More

Good resort for young family.
Great location, facilities and staff. Spacious rooms. Balcony balustrades not child friendly.
27 Apr 2014
From US$132

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$174

10 Oasis at Palm Cove

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

McDonald Close Map

Oasis At Palm Cove offers a unique mix of casual ambience and world class facilities for a relaxed and a pleasant vacation. GeneralA lap pool with large shaded children's wading pool and ambient... More

Great Apartments
Well maintained grounds, B-B-Que and pool area, The apartments are spacious, clean, very comfortable with big balcony & full size kitchen. Underground secure parking. Location is fantastic 200m...
25 Jul 2014
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