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“The best free walk in Port Douglas.”
Review of Four Mile Beach

Four Mile Beach
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Port Douglas and Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Day Trip from Cairns
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

The flat sandy part of Fourmile Beach is only part of the Port Douglas Coastal Walk. There is more to it than that. There are interperative signs at various stages along the beach and cliff that have a map and show you where to go next. See photos. There is a sign near the beach end of Macrossan Street at Jalun Park and another at the end of Mowbray Street on the beach near the Surf Club. There are 15 signs in all and the walk is 4.4 kms long. The walk also takes you past some impressive architecture of the rich and famous with stunning beach and water views, out to the point and then along Dickson's Inlet near St Mary's-by-the-sea. The walk was designed and put there by the Low Isles Preservation Society years ago. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority are going to replace the old signs and put up new signs very soon.
Incidentally the beach was named after the Fourmile family a long time ago and it is no where near 4 miles long. The correct spelling for the beach is one word - Fourmile.

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

long flat and beautiful. if i didn't know better i would swear i was on a pacific island. this beach is perfect. everybody hangs at one end too so if you want to get away from the crowds, head south

Thank mick d
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

We were out on the beach around 6.00am most mornings of our stay. the sun is coming up bringing the glorious heat with it.

The beach is a great walk from the Sheraton down to the point and back.

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Reviewed 31 October 2011

A lovely way to start the day with a liesurely stroll along four mile beach.

Thank Lauren W
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

The beach is long and flat and gently curves into the distance, so really encourages one to keep going and have a lovely long walk. Luckily we were there in October so swimming was safe, and the weather was very warm but not over hot. One needs to walk in the early morning or evening because of the heat, but be aware good walking shoes are needed if you intend going far. The sand is not soft and silky but made up of finely crushed coral so in bare feet or light sandals after a while it can be hard going. One good thing is you can walk back toward the town on a parallel path under the trees for shade, and there are at least two little cafes for breakfast or just coffee right on this road on your return.

Thank patmary68
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