Machans Beach
Machans Beach is the first beach north of the Cairns city and adjoining to Aeroglen and Holloways Beach. Machans Beach is an established residential area with a number of parks and green space throughout the area. There are also a number of different community based facilities including a community hall, a sport and recreational club which has a tennis court and weekly youth sporting and community activities through Machans Beach Sports and Rec Club Inc. The postcode for Machans Beach is 4878.

Machans Beach has a great convenience store, Machans Beach Store and Post Office and two eateries including the popular, fully licensed O'Sheas Beachfront Restaurant and Bar. Smithfield Shopping Centre is the closest major shopping centre in the area providing major outlets such as Coles, Kmart, Woolworths, major telco-companies, Boost Juice and a range of other stores and takeaways. Redlynch Shopping Centre and Cairns Central Shopping Centre are both 15-minutes drive and provide most major outlets.

Machans Beach also boasts a fuel station and post office, part of the local General Store, SES and a community association group. Barron River Trinity Rugby Union Club has it home grounds at Machans Beach.

Machans Beach has a state primary school offering years prep-6, the closest high school is Cairns State High School, 15-minutes drive south, providing years 7-12. There is also Freshwater Christian College, 15-20 minutes drive located in Brinsmead, providing years prep through to grade 12. Peace Lutheran is also a similar distance away. The Cairns Sunbus public transport service also runs throughout the area with multiple stop overs in the suburb.