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Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We expected to walk onto the beach from the hotel unfortunately this was not possible. We were warned not to go in the morning or the evening and not sure swimming was even encouraged.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marksredmen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Flat firm sand for good walking. It's a long walk from where we stay which is Oaks Lagoon but lovely.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MyAdversures
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an amazing beach! Four mile beach - so named because it is exactly three miles long - is a sweeping margin of sand backed by uninterrupted wall of tropical jungle. However, once you ahev done 1/2 a mile, you have probably done it all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank davewoodnutt
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful beach that stretches down the coast with easy public access in Port Douglas from several hotels.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Z9680SSmarkh
Reviewed 1 week ago

For me the beach was a disappointing experience. Overall it has remained in it’s natural state and from that point of view it is fine. Unfortunately between the months of November to May it is plagued by box jellyfish giving possible fatal stings. It is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hetravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just spent 3 nights at Four Mile Beach away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Despite some debris on the beach from the recent flooding there was so much to do and experience in this special little location. The early mornings...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 101rosannap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach and yet due to box jellyfish season, the entire water area was closed. We were hoping that we could swim inside the stinger net... But even that is under maintenance!! :-(

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sycheung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't swim because of the jellyfish warning 😳or go to the beach early morning or evening because of the crocodile warning 😳 but had a lovely walk along the beach during the day 😌

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank F1220QSsamd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here four days, never seen a minute of sunshine. Torrential rain a little of the time. Good is when it’s not raining and a little brighter. Beach is obviously stunning on the tourist websites but is not so good when the sea is grey....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great beach to walk on, but not swim (only a few protected nets, to keep the stingers away). Regardless, the beach look nice, and the walk is enjoyable.

Date of experience: December 2018
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June 28, 2018|
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Response from 332sandyv | Reviewed this property |
Yes Four Mile is swimmable in July Aug. Beautiful - swim near surf life saving area. You will need to contact Thala re swimming there.
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Philip T | Reviewed this property |
The Daintree is a reasonable distance from 4 Mile Beach - about an hours drive further north. I've never seen horses on the beach and doubt they are allowed, but don't know for sure.
February 17, 2018|
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Response from patmary68 | Reviewed this property |
Stingers, yes unfortunately. So don't swim here or wade in far. The attraction is the beach itself, the pristine elements of it in particular, rather that the water. Swim elsewhere! crocs - no, but be aware they are... More
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Port Douglas Itinerary (3 Replies)
We're a family of 3 with 8 year old child staying in Port Douglas for 10 days. It's the mid part of a 4 week trip so we want some time to chill but I've got a short list of things we hope to do and wondered what you think? -Day one drive up from Cairns - Between Day two and Day nine: GBP trip to Outer Isles Daintree rainforest & Mossman Gorge Breakfast (or lunch) with birds @ Wildlife Habitat Hartleys Croc Farm Sunday Market Four Mile Beach Day 10-------drive...More
July 22, 2014|
Response fromlonghorn74|
With that schedule, you are going to have plenty of time to "chill". The only activities that you have listed that will take all day are the GBR tour and the Daintree/Mossman Gorge trip. (You could even split Daintree/Mossman Gorge into two separate trips since you have so much time available.) With an 8-year-old, I would probably recommend going out on Quicksilver for your GBR trip because there will be things for the child to do besides snorkel (semi-submersible trip; glass bottom boat...More
Single bedroom 0r studio apartments (1 Reply)
We are planning to come to Port Douglas in September and would like a single bedroom or studio apartment in a "child free" complex. Nothing against kids, "got 4 of my own", just would like a romantic break away for just the two of us . Where is best , preferably Four Mile beach end of town?
March 25, 2007|
Response fromtravelport|
Hi Brencal, By Four Mile Beach end of town, do you mean the 4 Mile Beach residential part of town or the 4 Mile Beach ( main beach) end of town, near the town centre. Do you have a budget/per night .
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Four mile beach stinger nets (10 Replies)
Swimming at Port Douglas beach ?? one hotel mentioned stinger nets so you can swim is this true?
August 30, 2017|
Response fromhamiriver|
I believe the nets gets taken away in the wet season , so you cant swim anyway..