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Palm Cove: The Best Beach in the World

Palm trees line the palm cove beach

Why Palm Cove is Considered the Best Beach in the World

Palm Cove, located in Far North Queensland, Australia, is often regarded as one of the best beaches in the world. In fact, in February 2024, Conde Nest Traveller voted Palm Cove beach as it’s number 1 pick ‘Best Beach in the World’!

Palm Cove’s pristine beauty, tranquil atmosphere, and stunning natural surroundings make it a favorite destination for travelers seeking a beach getaway that’s quiet but still has plenty to do. The beachside suburb also plays host to five star resorts and award winning restaurants. Here are a few reasons why Palm Cove stands out among other beaches:

1. Natural Beauty

Palm Cove boasts a picturesque coastline with soft, white sand and warm inviting waters, all year ’round. The beach is fringed by swaying palm trees, creating a tropical paradise that is hard to resist. The shade provided by the surrounding trees gives visitors respite from the blistering sun and the surrounding rainforest and the nearby Great Barrier Reef add to the area’s natural beauty, making it a truly unique and breathtaking destination. The buildings in Palm Cove have been erected around the age old Melaleuca trees, giving the esplanade a wonderous effect of majestic trees growing out of the buildings.

Visitors can enjoy views from every angle at Palm Cove. To the East, enjoy sunrises and Double Island or watch locals try their luck for fish off the Palm Cove jetty. To the West, enjoy the rainforest covered mountains. Watch their canopy colours changes as the sun passes oven them.

2. Serenity and Relaxation

Unlike more crowded and bustling beaches, Palm Cove offers a peaceful and serene environment. The absence of large crowds allows visitors to unwind and enjoy the tranquility of the beach. Whether you’re lounging under the shade of a palm tree or taking a leisurely stroll along the shore, Palm Cove provides the perfect setting for relaxation.

Palm trees line a beach
Palm Cove Esplanade is lined with palm trees

3. Range of Activities

Despite its calm and peaceful ambiance, Palm Cove offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy. From swimming in the life saver patrolled beach to exploring the nearby rainforest on a guided tour, there is something for everyone. The beachfront esplanade is lined with boutique shops, cafes, and award-winning restaurants, providing ample opportunities for shopping and dining. When the weather is right, water sport hire is available on the beachfront for adventurous visitors and adds a new perspective to seeing Palm Cove. Reef trips leave from either Cairns Marina or Port Douglas Marina and basing yourself as Palm Cove means you can choose to easily depart from either location with a short drive.

It’s not hard to see why Palm Cove’s natural beauty, tranquility, and range of activities make it a top choice for beach enthusiasts worldwide. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Palm Cove has it all. Our clients return to Palm Cove year after year. The accommodation options at Palm Cove vary and the location is suitable for all visitors whether you’re on your honeymoon, first family holiday, part of a wedding group or retirees escaping the Southern winter. Our most popular resorts at Palm Cove are the Beach Club and the Sea Temple. Plan your visit to this stunning beach and experience its magic for yourself by getting in touch with Lorosa Coast hello@lorosacoast.com.au

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