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Nice beach with swimming enclosure

A lovely beach to walk along and also go for a swim. Also a great beach for kite boarding during... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Sharon D
,
Queensland, Australia
Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob.

The recently improved esplanade at Yorkeys Knob is fantastic. With a new 1km walking path for those... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
mikeeboy67
,
Yorkeys Knob, Australia
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“boat club” (9 reviews)
“southern end” (7 reviews)
“great beach” (8 reviews)
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Yorkeys Knob, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A lovely beach to walk along and also go for a swim. Also a great beach for kite boarding during the winter months. Nice white sand.

Thank Sharon D
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

The recently improved esplanade at Yorkeys Knob is fantastic. With a new 1km walking path for those who enjoy walking, jogging and cycling in safety it has brought back to life Yorkeys Knob esplanade as a go to place for everyone. They have recently completed...More

1  Thank mikeeboy67
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

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

1  Thank Waza0241
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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