Just a short drive from Cairns is the beachside escape of Palm Cove.

Tropical North Queensland has been a tourist favourite for years and it is coastal towns such as Palm Cove that keep the visitors coming.

If you’re planning on spending a day or three out on the Great Barrier Reef Palm Cove is the perfect base for you. The small town is absolutely gorgeous and filled with many magnificent accommodation options. Beautiful award-winning accommodation, day spas, and restaurants line the main street beckoning you in.

What’s in a name

Palm Cove got its name from the large palm trees that line the main beach. The beach is one of the most beautiful along the coast.

Sit along the warm yellow sands and stare out over the bright blue waters. The beach has a year-round lifeguard service that protects swimmers. Additionally, there are swimming enclosures along the beach that make the beach safe for swimming year-round. Remember to swim within these nets or you’ll be exposed to stingers and no one wants that.

The Palm Cover jetty is also a very popular fishing spot. Fishers often catch mackerel, Giant Trevally, and small sharks from the area.

Where to stay

Palm Cove has an abundance of fantastic luxury resorts and beach side accommodations for you to choose from. You have the option of booking award winning hotels, self-contains apartments or family friendly holiday parks.

Many of the resorts have beautiful outdoor pools for you to relax by, contained away from the tourist hustle bustle of some of the nearby beaches. Many even have spas for you to enjoy. Book in for a long massage and let yourself relax in your surroundings.

If you’re not leaving Palm Cove feeling better than you arrived you’ve definitely done Palm Cove wrong!

Eat the night away

From calm beach cafes to fine dining, Palm Cove has it all. Regardless of your dining preference, most of the restaurants sit along the Williams Esplanade with incredible views over the Coral Sea.

Chefs in Palm Cove pride themselves on using fresh and local ingredients where possible. Many menus feature a delightful range of locally caught seafood cooked to perfection straight from the sea.

The highly acclaimed Nu Nu Restaurant is high on the must-visit list. Their menu is inspired by the colours, sights and flavours of Far North Queensland. They are open for all three meals and even sell some of their famous condiments for you to take home. Remember to book your table ahead of time as they tend to book out in peak season.

In the hot Queensland evenings, nothing is better than sitting for a delicious cold cocktail. A visit to El Greko is on the menu for you. Gorge yourself on a delicious traditional Greek meal and drink the night away with their delicious house cocktails.

Palm Cove is an absolute hidden gem along Queensland’s coastline. It is the perfect place for you to escape from reality and truly spend time relaxing yourself. Palm Cove is beautiful year round and an absolute must visit in tropical Queensland.

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