Destination guide

Why people love visiting relaxing Thornton Beach

The beaches, jungle and wildlife are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Thornton Beach. Travellers appreciate the local tours in this walkable city. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Thornton Beach

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Thornton Beach a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bat House Cape Tribulation (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Daintree Discovery Centre (5.6 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Daintree Wild Zoo (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Thornton Beach

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, January, December, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Thornton Beach

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Thornton Beach is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Daintree Rainforest (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Mount Sorrow (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Myall Beach (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Cape Tribulation (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)

How to get to and around Thornton Beach

The nearest airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), located 54 mi (86.9 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Thornton Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 27 holiday rentals near Thornton Beach. From 21 Houses to 4 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Thornton Beach for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Thornton Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 21 Houses in Thornton Beach. Our other popular types of Thornton Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 4 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 4 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 4 holiday houses

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Thornton Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Thornton Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.