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“beautiful beach”(458 reviews)
“stinger season”(194 reviews)
“palm trees”(125 reviews)
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Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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All reviews beautiful beach stinger season palm trees netted area stinger nets surf club hard sand white sand morning walk town end great walk warm water walk along the beach life guards high tide clams fish
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As the name says this four mile's worth of uninterrupted sand with fresh stream tributaries dissecting the beach, lovely scenery as you walk along and take in the sunset, a great place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wouldn't feel safe on any of the Cairns beaches with the threat of crocodiles prevalent. The beach was deserted after a recent storm and the fear of stingers also a deterrent to swimming. Thankfully we had a lovely pool at our accommodation.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tayco
Reviewed 6 days ago

It´s no ones fault really but you can´t swim at this beach because of the Jelly Fish. Which is a real shame.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank urbano456
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach, we just walked for over an hour, not a lot of people here either, such a quiet and tranquill place

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Terry L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, one of the most beautiful I visited in the Australian east cost. I don’t know whether during summer it gets crowded: during spring it was almost deserted. Literally amazing!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Serena684
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely beach but stinger suits recommended in Jan even in the netted areas so didn’t swim as lifeguard said it wasn’t stinger free 😳!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GoPlaces603507
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk onto 4 mile beach from sunrise to sunset and find it unspoilt and no drift waste,or litter anywhere! You can count the people along the entire length on your hands .....

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rudddavida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got loads of coconuts it was so fun. The beach was sensational but we couldn’t go in the beach because it was stinger season and there anpossible chance of crocs. hahah

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CalSpalding16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous beach, lovely warm water and safe setup for swimming in the net! Monitored by lifeguards throughout the day for peace of mind.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ex_New_Farm_resident
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This long beach near PortDouglas, is quiet, not very crowded and very scenic. There is a new lookout place near the beach (Trinity bay) provides a beautiful view of the landscape. As some of the reviewers have already mentioned, stay away from the stingers, warming...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shan1678
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29 June 2018|
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Response from 332sandyv | Reviewed this property |
Yes Four Mile is swimmable in July Aug. Beautiful - swim near surf life saving area. You will need to contact Thala re swimming there.
25 February 2018|
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Response from Philip T | Reviewed this property |
The Daintree is a reasonable distance from 4 Mile Beach - about an hours drive further north. I've never seen horses on the beach and doubt they are allowed, but don't know for sure.
18 February 2018|
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Response from patmary68 | Reviewed this property |
Stingers, yes unfortunately. So don't swim here or wade in far. The attraction is the beach itself, the pristine elements of it in particular, rather that the water. Swim elsewhere! crocs - no, but be aware they are... More