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“Over-rated”
Review of Palm Cove Beach

Palm Cove Beach
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$27.73*
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Palm Cove Day Trip from Cairns
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Palm Cove
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Wellington
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Over-rated”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We were visiting during a windy period, with average winds around 20 knots. Surf was up, the water was brown and it was cool on the beach with little space to walk at high tide as the waves came up to the trees.
The very narrow and steep beach could do with some sand-dune care to preserve it for the future.
Not a lot to do, with cafe's serving poor coffee - they could do with training, and expensive eateries without the quality to back up the price. We had better fare at smaller beaches.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Clean and not overcrowded”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Beach is very clean and not overcrowded. We were very pleased with the cleanliness.

Our resort was the Sea Temple, which is about half a kilometer south of the main Palm Cove Beach.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

I wouldnt be swimming here without a stinger suit in the warmer months, but the views and restaurants are wonderful.

Visited November 2011
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Melbourne
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect for young families”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Small, quiet and tropical town in FNQ. Perfect for a relaxing holiday as there's not a whole lot to do unless you take one of the many tours on offer. We stayed at Sanctuary apartments which were stunning.

Visited October 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“This place is heavenly”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Nice quiet dreamy beach spot! Close to hustle and bustle of Cairns but far enough away to really relax. Loads of great place to eat cheap and pricey too

Visited July 2012
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