Clifton Beach

With a population of just under 2500 permanent residents, Clifton Beach is growing in stature as a holiday destination of choice among the beaches along the Marlin Coast north of Cairns.

Sharing three and a half kilometres of sandy beach with Palm Cove, its northern neighbour, and separated from its southern neighbour, Kewarra Beach, by the mouth of Deep Creek,  Clifton Beach attracts both holiday maker and permanent resident alike.

Visitors have a choice between luxury resort or apartment style holiday accommodation mostly located within walking distance of the beach.

There are two clearly signed entrances leading off Captain Cook Highway and into Clifton Beach.  The first one, Clifton Road, is encountered about a kilometre north of the right hand turnoff into the world renowned Paradise Palms Golf Course.  For the caravanning tourist, two caravan parks with full amenities are located here.

The second entrance to Clifton Beach, Endeavour Road, is about a kilometre further along the highway.  Here you will find the modern Clifton Village Shopping Centre which officially opened on July 28, 2004, replacing an older facility that had been outgrown.

A regular bus service provides transport to the other beach communities along the Marlin Coast as well as into Cairns city.

Visitors to the beach are greeted with a wide, clean sandy beach with shady areas equipped with picnic tables, barbeques and play areas for children.

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