Four Mile Beach

Top choice in Port Douglas

This broad stretch of squeaky sand wraps around the eastern side of the peninsula in a near-perfect arc of sand and swaying palms – access is off the eastern end of Macrossan St, the town's main thoroughfare, and various points south. There's a patrolled swimming area in front of the surf life-saving club (with a stinger net in summer) and sunloungers available for hire.

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Nearby Port Douglas attractions

1. Trinity Bay Lookout

0.29 MILES

Head up to Flagstaff Hill for sensational views over Four Mile Beach and the Coral Sea. Drive or walk up via Wharf St, or there's a walking path leading…

2. Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina

0.58 MILES

The hub of waterbased activities in Port Douglas, Crystalbrook Marina is also attempting to be a social hub with a few restaurants, bars and boutique…

3. Court House Museum

0.63 MILES

The quaint and quiet 1879 Court House contains historical exhibits, including the story of Ellen Thompson, who was tried for murdering her husband in 1887…

4. St Mary's by the Sea

0.64 MILES

Worth a peek inside (when it’s not overflowing with wedding parties), this quaint, nondenominational, white timber church was built in 1880, rebuilt after…

5. Island Point

0.67 MILES

You can walk to the former Island Point lighthouse, via Wharf St.

6. Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2.76 MILES

This sanctuary endeavours to keep and showcase native animals in enclosures that mimic their natural environment, while allowing you to get up close to…

7. Janbal Gallery


Browse and buy the art at this Aboriginal-run gallery, or create your own masterpiece (canvas or boomerang) under the guidance of artist-in-residence,…

8. Mossman Gorge

9.18 MILES

In the southeast corner of Daintree National Park, 5km west of Mossman town, Mossman Gorge forms part of the traditional lands of the Kuku Yalanji people…