Palm Cove is the northern-most residential beach suburb within the Cairns
northern beaches strip adjoining Clifton Beach
to the south. Although the suburb does feature a large amount of residential land use, Palm Cove is primarily a tourist location and is very popular for its holiday accommodation, restaurants, cafes and activities. Palm Cove is located approximately a 25-minute drive north of the Cairns International Airport
CBD. The postcode for Palm Cove is 4879.
The closest major shopping centre is Clifton Village
located approximately a 5-minute drive south on the Bruce Highway
in Clifton Beach
. Clifton Village
features many specialty stores including pharmacy, post office, Commonwealth Bank
, doctor’s office as well as major retailers Coles
. The next closest shopping centre to Palm Cove is Smithfield Village Shopping Centre
; approximately a 10-minute drive south in Smithfield
, many speciality stores and a food court.
The closest schools to Palm Cove include Trinity Anglican School
approximately a 5-minute drive south in Kewarra Beach
offering kindergarten through to Year 12, Trinity Beach State School
approximately a 5-10 minute drive south in Trinity Beach
offering primary education, and Smithfield State High School
approximately a 10-minute drive south in Smithfield
offering secondary schooling. The Cairns Sunbus
public transport service also runs throughout the area with multiple stop overs in the suburb.