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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 9, 2014

Congratulation Cairns for making this. Clean, safe, fun....... Brilliant just Brilliant. AND free BBQ's

Thank Michaelthemagnifican
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Fab area for children and adults alike. The sea in this area has few places which are safe to use so this is a fabulous little spot to enjoy the sun and the water. There is a little fake sand to make it seem all the more real. Lifeguards on patrol and play areas for the kids. The toilet and picnic facilities are good also. Highly recommended on a hot day.

Thank KJMarshall
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Since there was no swimming in the ocean because of crocodiles and jelly fish and because there was no real beach in the vicinity it was nice to have a pool right there at the edge of the ocean with a sandy beach that extended into the water for about 15 feet. There were bathrooms with showers and changing rooms and it was free.

Thank Rachel R
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

What an incredible pool to be able to visit for free we all had a fantastic time here thanks. From shallow areas to deeper and great toilet and shower facilities too.

Thank Tina1973_13
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

The lagoon is out of this world. Not for the serious swimmers but just to have fun. A couple of times a week there are free aquariums in what must be one of the best places on the planet!!

Thank marjohn2014
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