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“Good use of ocean property even though you can not swim in the ocean”

Esplanade Boardwalk
Ranked #11 of 138 things to do in Cairns
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Owner description: The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5km stretch of foreshore in the heart of Cairns that is managed by Cairns Regional Council. The parklands, playgrounds, boardwalk, Lagoon and recreational facilities are all free entry. Come along and enjoy this stunning facility.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Because of dredging in the past of the local river the shoreline in Cairns is not used for swimming so they built a large pool and a walkway abutting the ocean. Just beautiful, you can barbeque anywhere..

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"nice walk"
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"exercise stations"
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"beach volleyball"
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"great place to walk"
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"gym equipment"
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"mud flats"
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"board walk"
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"lagoon pool"
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"bird life"
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"muddy's playground"
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"night market"
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Cairns without the boardwalk just wouldn’t be half as good. It’s the perfect place for your early morning run or late afternoon stroll. The pelicans are so cool and they come in really close along with a whole other array of beautiful birds. There’s crabs and fish, every now and then a crocodile and we had a shark this year too. It’s never ever boring, high tide is beautiful but low tide is my favourite. Cairns was made on mud flats so there’s always creatures to wonder at. The lagoon man made pool is spectacular and the fish sculptures must have been photographed a million times or more. There’s free bbq’s, toilets and showers. Plenty of drinking water along the boardwalk. Perhaps buy a takeaway pizza from Villa Romans and a Gelato from Devine Gelato and watch the world go by. There’s often buskers and plenty of cute puppies. It really is one of the most beautiful features of Cairns. And there’s heaps of free activities from beach volleyball, rock climbing to aqua zumba and Pilates. Have a delicious steak along the Boardwalk, or the most amazing seafood on the boat in the Marina with a beer. It’s really just an amazing place.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Nice spot, very good to see it lined with fisherman with prawn nets. We had breakfast there and also dinner that night.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place to walk with a young bub. Lots of views and people watching, lots of clean toilets and benches to sit down, a cafe along the walk and possibly the best children’s playground I’ve ever seen. Win.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The Esplanade runs the length of the beach in town and is lined on the other side with nicer restaurants ,clubs and shops. A fantastic walk but not on the sand - there are crocodiles.

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