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Yorkeys Knob Beach

Wattle and Sim Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4055 7711
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Good for leisure walking during evening

It was quite far from Cairns downtown. The service apartments around commands good sea view. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rtary L
Hong Kong, China
via mobile
Best kept secret in North Queensland

Beautiful mile of beach with shockingly few people even over a busy Holiday week. Recently... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dothan, AL
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“northern end” (10 reviews)
“boat club” (9 reviews)
“swimming area” (6 reviews)
Wattle and Sim Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was quite far from Cairns downtown. The service apartments around commands good sea view. The beach is not crowded and area enclosed by net are suitable for swimming. Anyhow, it seems no life guard is on duty. Good for leisure vacation

Thank Rtary L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful mile of beach with shockingly few people even over a busy Holiday week. Recently upgraded foreshore park with exercise stations, toilets and public grills.

Thank xrayd0ct0r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is one of the better places around Cairns. Sadly irresponsible dog owners are ruining it. There is a dog off leash on the southern end but many people let the dogs off at the flagged patrol area,Which is a dog free area.. I have...More

Thank Waza0241
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I lived at Yorkeys for 2 years and loved the long sunset walks along the beach down to the river mouth and back looking up to the Knob. It’s a beautiful beach which is fairly low on tourists (compared with Four Mile, Palm Cove etc)...More

1  Thank WorldTravla7
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

As with all of the beaches north of Cairns, Yorkers Knob is lovely. A stroll on it is great, especially with a cooling breeze off the sea. Followed by a visit to the Boat Club for lunch, this makes a very enjoyable experience.

1  Thank Lukajoreb
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Get away from the esplanade of Cairns - just up the road is a real little gem called Yorkey's Knob. It's got a cute golf club- just stay away from the terrible food at the boat club.

Thank Stu_6969
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Yorkey's is my favourite beach in Cairns. It is always quieter than the more popular ones like Palm Cove. Two playgrounds at either end of the beach is also a win.

Thank fnqfamily
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Great for a dip and a walk about. Pleasant sandy beach. Places to get food and a beer. What more can one ask.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is probably one of the best beaches north of Cairns. It isn't too built up yet. It is long and beautiful sand. Can't say enough about Yorkeys beach.

Thank DrM898
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I took my husband there for dinner on fathers day. We had the $35 specials which came with schooners of beer and cider. The food was really very good. The service was fantastic , very friendly staff . The venue was amazing, sitting on the...More

Thank Dianne F
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13 March 2017|
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Response from SandraTroughton | Reviewed this property |
Sunbus operates a service in Cairns, many designated pick ups or you can wave the driver to board the bus. Check out the sunbus website for timetable.