Where to stay near Clifton Beach?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 419 holiday rentals near Clifton Beach. From 217 Studios to 212 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday house for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Clifton Beach is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Clifton Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Clifton Beach. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Clifton Village Shopping Centre: 525 holiday rentals
  • Clifton Beach: 527 holiday rentals
  • Palm Cove Beach: 523 holiday rentals
  • Cairns Esplanade: 511 holiday rentals
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre: 509 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Clifton Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Studios in Clifton Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 217 Studios in Clifton Beach. Our other popular types of Clifton Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 212 holiday houses
  • Houses: 171 holiday houses
  • Villas: 7 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Estates and more.

Can I rent waterfront rentals in Clifton Beach?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 140 waterfront rentals in Clifton Beach. You have also many other possibilities in Clifton Beach area, including:

  • Golf course rentals: 125 holiday rentals
  • Beachfront rentals: 83 holiday rentals
  • Beach view rentals: 30 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool in Clifton Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool among our 68 holiday homes with heated indoor pool available in Clifton Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Choose holiday rentals in Clifton Beach, Queensland

    A glorious stretch of unbroken beach runs for some 18 miles along the coastline of northern Queensland and the picturesque little town of Clifton Beach enjoys a prime position here. The town is part of the Cairns’ beaches, all within close proximity of the city of Cairns, the tourist hub for tropical Queensland.

    Clifton Beach is an idyllic, unspoiled town, offering visitors a typically Australian beach holiday but also close enough to the biggest local tourist attractions and thus making holiday accommodation here a superb choice.

    On the beach

    Clifton Beach is a tiny township just 25 minutes from Cairns International Airport and has a quite stunning white sandy beach, fringed by palms, that stretches into the neighbouring townships of Palm Cove to the north and Kewarra to the south. The gorgeous clean waters positively invite swimming, surfing and other water sports activities, but like all beaches in the area, there is a risk of stingers (box jellyfish) during the summer months. A stinger net will be in operation at that time and swimming is only allowed inside its protective barriers.

    Its pretty setting, bars and restaurants make Clifton Beach a popular destination for Cairns’ residents and for travellers from further afield. The town has an excellent variety of holiday accommodation, from apartments to houses and villas, and ranging from budget to luxury prices.

    While its laidback beach-based lifestyle is Clifton Beach’s biggest attraction, the town is also blessed by its proximity to the superb tourist attractions of tropical Queensland.

    Nature at its best

    Cairns Tropical Zoo is just minutes away at Palm Cove where visitors can see close up the incredible wildlife native to Australia. The zoo’s six hectares of tropical landscape gardens feature reptiles such as snakes, alligators, crocodiles and dragons; cockatoos, parrots, emus and pelicans; koalas, wombats, lemurs and possums.

    The Daintree Rainforest National Park is around an hour’s drive north and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This ancient rainforest – said to be the oldest surviving rainforest in the world – can be explored from on high via a Skyrail cableway that whisks you to the forest canopy.

    The hippy enclave of Kuranda is also accessible – take the scenic railway to the town or climb aboard its Skyrail to explore this arts and crafts centre where native culture mixes naturally with modern life.

    A little further away are the Atherton Tablelands where volcanic crater lakes and waterfalls are a breathtaking site. One of the best and most exciting ways to see this unique landscape is from the basket of a hot air balloon – Cairns is known as the hot air balloon capital of Australia and there are a large number of operators offering trips.

    One trip, of course, not to be missed is to the Great Barrier Reef, that colossal natural coral reef than runs for some 1600 miles down the Queensland coast. From a glass-bottomed boat that gives a gentle glimpse into the marine life below the surface to scuba diving or even walking underwater, a trip to the reef is likely to be the first thing on a visitor’s to-do list when unpacking in holiday accommodation in Clifton Beach.

    Another day in paradise

    Northern Queensland has a tropical climate that brings warm weather all year round but also tropical thunderstorms that appear and disappear in an instant. Expect cloudbursts in late afternoon and evening if you’re visiting Clifton Beach during the summer months from January to March. In between times, you’ll experience average daily temperatures of 31°C – do take care when out in the baking hot sun as visitors from the northern hemisphere are not used to this heat. Look for holiday rentals that offer air conditioning so you can enjoy a break from the tropical weather when indoors.

    Getting there

    UK travellers heading to Clifton Beach are likely to fly into Brisbane International Airport first. There are flights to Brisbane from London’s Heathrow Airport and connecting flights to Cairns, which is around 1000 miles north of the state capital. You can arrange a pick-up when organising your holiday accommodation in Clifton Beach and the town itself is just 25 minutes’ drive from Cairns’ airport. Car rental is a good option if you’re looking to explore northern Queensland at your own pace and the airport has branches of all the major car hire firms

    Sightseeing in and around Clifton Beach

    Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Clifton Beach a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
    • Rainforestation Nature Park (4 mi / 6.5 km)
    • Half Moon Bay Golf Course (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
    • Kuranda Koala Gardens (4.3 mi / 6.8 km)
    • Australian Venom Zoo (4.3 mi / 7 km)
    • Cairns Cable Ski (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Clifton Beach

    If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, January, December, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Clifton Beach

    Clifton Beach is famous for its beautiful gardens and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Clifton Beach is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Great Barrier Reef (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
    • Mount Whitfield Conservation Park (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
    • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens (10.6 mi / 17 km)
    • Clifton Beach (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Kewarra Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
    • Palm Cove Beach (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)