Clifton Beach North Queensland

I took the shuttle from Port Douglas to Clifton Beach for $22.00..the coastal drive was amazing driving along the cliff edge seeing some wonderful rocky beaches down below with breathtaking views from the coach.

DSCN5209The accommodation was small…flats a block from the beach but adequate and I was welcomed by the sunrise in the morning…I can see the beach from the balcony, and also the sunrise.

DSCN5221The water is beautiful…many waves and much rolling surf as the tide came in


DSCN5302Clifton Sands is quite pleasant with well equipped kitchen and a large TV and the balcony does overlook the water a block away.

DSCN5215Clifton Beach is a quiet, un-spoilt local’s beach lined by swaying Palms with a number of both self contained and serviced low rise holiday apartments on the beachfront esplanade.


Clifton Beach has a swimming net and a great children’s playground with barbeque facilities right on the beach for all to enjoy under the shade of big rain trees and plenty of parking space. At Clifton Beach you could walk for miles in either direction taking in the surrounding natural beauty the rainforest clad mountains offer passing by other beachfront suburbs along the way and peering into the  beach houses as you go by.


This pleasant beach runs right through to Palm Cove Beach offering the best of both beaches; you will have easy access to Palm Cove and its offerings of restaurants and day spas while residing in a quiet beachfront location relatively untouched by too much tourism and over development.


Clifton Beach has no high-rise buildings, only low-lying holiday houses and self contained holiday apartments camouflaged into the natural environment. This quiet beach is great for families and couples seeking privacy. Clifton Beach is only 20 minutes drive away from Cairns City and about 45 minutes driving time from Port Douglas so you are central to everything Cairns has to offer.


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  1. Strewth…confession time. I slept on that beach many times after a night on in the “big smoke” Cairns! I used to live on the Atherton Tablelands!!!

    Brings back some fond memories!! Thanks for that… 😉


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