5.5 out of 10

Palm Cove

Ranked 22nd best suburb in Far North
-16.7453537650264 145.667564480309
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Feb 07, 2017

"A tourist town with nothing but restaurants"

You can't park near the beach most of the time as Palm Cove is seriously overdeveloped with inadequate facilities. Crowded and full of tourists. Not a local spot. Avoid if you like peace and quiet. Restaurants are good as is beach when not crowded.
Pros
  • Beach
  • Restaurants
Cons
  • Crowded
  • Busy
  • No parking
Recommended for
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"A stunning place to live and retire - if you don't mind tourists!"

Palm Cove is a stunning beach location just 20 km north of Cairns. The beachfront strip is full of top end hotels and apartments, and so it is a very popular destination with sun-seeking tourists. There are a number of very stylish apartments for permanent residency, as well as the typical Queensland homes in the surrounding streets.

This is the stunning spot if you're looking for relaxed coastal living. There are the benefits of the tropical Queensland climate, not to mention the many top quality restaurants in the area. All of the basics are there (such as a post office and grocery store), plus many recreational activiities (swimming pool, tennis courts etc). Cairns is only a short drive away.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees