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
, 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.