Clifton Beach is one of the northern-most beaches within Cairns
adjoining to Kewarra Beach
on the southern side and Palm Cove
on the northern end. Clifton Beach is a mainly residential area with a mix of both residential and holiday leasing which attracts both visitors and permanent residents to the area. With a large number of neighbourhood parks, beach facilities, including a stinger net enclosure, tennis club
and community hall Clifton Beach is extremely family-friendly and activity-orientated. The postcode for Clifton Beach is 4879.
Although Clifton Beach is located approximately 30-minute drive north from the Cairns
CBD it still has access to many essential facilities due to the addition of the Clifton Beach Shopping Centre
. Clifton Beach Shopping Centre
has both major outlets such as Coles & Target Country as well as smaller stores including a medical & surgery clinic
, Northern Beaches Dental Care, physiotherapist
, Kaboo Haircutters
and a number of homewares stores. There are also a number of convenience stores as well as petrol stations throughout the suburb.
Although Clifton Beach does not have a school within the suburb there are many schools in surrounding suburbs providing all year levels with both public and private. Trinity Anglican School
has a primary campus for years Kindergarten to year 6 located in Kewarra Beach
providing private schooling. There is also Trinity Beach State School
and Smithfield State High School
providing a public schooling alternative for years prep through to year 7 and year 7 through to year 12 respectively. The Cairns Sunbus
public transport service also runs throughout the area with multiple stop overs in the suburb.