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“Nice pool which closed to the beach.”

Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
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Owner description: Escape the summer heat at one of Cairns' best known landmarks, the Esplanade Lagoon. Set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking Trinity Inlet, the 4800 sq metre saltwater swimming lagoon offers locals and tourists a year round safe swimming location. Saltwater is pumped from the inlet and filtered through a state of the art filtration and chlorination system, to meet Australian Standards. The kids can enjoy the sandy edges, build sand castles and play in shallow water. On the other side of the Lagoon, visitors can lounge on the timber decks in moderate shade. Shady trees, landscaped gardens and open spaces all contribute to the leisurely atmosphere on the Esplanade The Lagoon is open 6am - 9pm Thursday - Tuesday, Midday - 9pm Wednesday all year round.While you are on the Cairns Esplanade why not check out the Cottage Industry Market, 8am - 4pm every Saturday, in the Plaza just next to the Lagoon. Why not enjoy the weekend's live music featuring local bands with the stage set up next to the Lagoon. The Cairns Esplanade also boasts Beach Volleyball Courts, Bouldering Park, Skate Park, BBQs, Active Living Fitness Classes, Muddy's Playground, Funship Playgrounds and so much more, all free for casual use. Come along and enjoy!
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Nice pool which closed to the beach. It's a nice pool which closed to the beach. You and your family and friend can play or swim there and enjoy a nice view.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

This swimming lagoon was an oasis on a hot day. The pool itself was very clean and very well maintained. It wasnt overcrowded and was well manned. Cities around the world take note of Cairns/Airlie Beach and Brisbane. Fantastic free attractions. Well done Queensland.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

A great place to cool off on a hot day, as there are no beaches in Cairns. Lifeguard is on duty also, so its good for all ages to enjoy. Plenty of cafes right across the street

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

brilliant, a great place to relax, chill out, people watch and enjoy a nice swim. There is not a beach as such in the Cairns CBD, you need to go further north, only about 10 mins a car, but the lagoon is a fantastic place to cool off and enjoy a swim whilst overlooking the ocean.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This lagoon is almost the heart of the daytime Cairns on the esplanade, a wonderful location and pool.

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