7 Things to do in Palm Cove

Palm Cove is a quiet tropical paradise with a its beautiful esplanade meandering along the oceans edge.  This relaxing village is located in Far North Queensland, Australia and has been described as the ultimate tropical serenity.

Palm Cove is your tropical home whether you come for a romantic beachfront dinner, a relaxing spa or just to put your feet in the sand.

So what are the top 7 things to do in Palm Cove when you visit?

Enjoy a Spa

As the Spa Capital of Australia, thousands of lucky visitors enjoy a relaxing massage or facial treatment in this little bit of heaven. There are many Palm Cove Spas for your massage or facial treatment.  Whether your sojourn is for pleasure or pain, your Palm Cove Spa experience will leave you feeling relaxed, recharged and rejuvenated.

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Relax on the beach

Palm Cove is regarded as Australia’s sexiest beach where the beautiful coral sea laps the coconut lined shores.   It is never crowded and a prime location for holidaymakers to relax, read a book and soak their cares away.  It is perfect for a picnic under a shady tree or on one of the free and spotless barbeques that line the beach. Palm Cove beach runs the entire length of the esplanade where you will find resorts, apartments and some amazing Palm Cove restaurants.

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Food to die for

There are over 30 Palm Cove restaurants and eclectic cafes to enjoy during your stay. While strolling along the esplanade, you will smell the delicious aromas flowing from each restaurant as you pass.  Make a point of trying as many as you can and be sure to tell Trip Advisor which restaurant was your favourite. You can try contemporary Australian, Seafood, Italian, Asian or great pub food.  In October each year the entire village comes together for the annual Reef Feast food festival.  This event it not to be missed on the food lovers calendar.

Palm Cove Restaurants

Walk the Jetty

A walk along the water’s edge up to the Palm Cove jetty is a wonderful way to spend an hour or two. Fishing from the Jetty is also popular for both tourists and locals. The sunrise and sunset from the vantage point of Jetty is an unforgettable experience.  Be sure to bring your camera and post your best images to social media using the has tag #palmcove.

Palm Cove Jetty

Swim fun and safe

It is safe to swim at Palm Cove all year around.  Either in the gorgeous warm ocean (with our safe nets in summer) or in one of the stunning resort pools. Take a look at the resorts on our web site to see the how gorgeous the pool designs are.  All cater for little kids up to pool loving adults. Note we don’t swim in the creeks as there is a remote chance of a visiting crocodile.

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Shop till you drop

There are many shops along the esplanade to explore for clothing, gifts and souvenirs. Palm Cove Shopping is no less than an adventure. Ladies boutiques, mens fashion, souvenir shops, swimwear and giftware stores stretch from one end of the esplanade to the other.  Pick up a unique item to remind you of your holiday in Palm Cove and don’t forget something for those back home, you know they will be expecting it.

Get married

Wow this is a big thing to do, but hundreds of couples a year come to Palm Cove to be married. Palm Cove has already gained international recognition as a perfect destination for a beach or tropical wedding. Some couples choose this location as the venue for their wedding ceremony and reception, while many make it their honeymoon.  There are over 20 wedding reception locations in Palm Cove from 5 star function rooms to private tables under the stars. As a calm, quiet and peaceful destination, this glamorous village is appealing to many who want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of city life.