Trinity Beach Visitor Information
Trinity Beach is one of the favoured Cairns beaches amongst locals. Trinity Beach is just as beautiful as the other northern beaches that line the Cairns Coral Coast but with a more down-to earth and laid back casual atmosphere amongst classy surrounds.
The majority of people at Trinity Beach are locals that reside in the beach suburb at the back of the beachfront esplanade. The beachfront has seen lots of self contained holiday apartments and resorts being developed over the past decade and there are several high end luxury accommodation apartments that now line this beautiful beach.
Trinity Beach is fast approaching the prominence of Palm Cove as restaurants and holiday apartments are popping up everywhere. Trinity Beach is a family friendly beach and the kids will love the sandy beach and shady trees with year round safe swimming.
All holiday resorts and apartments in Trinity Beach cater for children and there is a beachfront playground and barbeque facilities and many family-friendly restaurants and takeaway shops that line a small section on the Trinity beach esplanade.
Trinity Beach also has a great selection of beach holiday accommodation options for the discerning travellers. There are several luxurious private holiday homes and apartments that are fully self-contained, stylishly appointed with private rock pools and uninterrupted beach views. Whether you are seeking a romantic weekend away or a long term stay in a self contained apartment you will find your hideaway in Trinity Beach.
One of the best features of Trinity Beach is its convenience and affordability while still exuding the same beauty and charm as seaside destinations like Palm Cove and Port Douglas; it is a similar tourist hotspot but on a smaller scale. The locals of Trinity Beach are friendly and helpful and the tourists and locals mingle nightly at the Trinity Beach hotel which sits high on the Trinity Beach cliff face.
Dining in Trinity Beach
Trinity Beach has several great places to dine. On the beachfront esplanade and Trinity Beach Road corner you will find an alfresco restaurant which has a selection of delicious Italian and seafood meals. The open air veranda bar serves premium cocktails and wines each night of the week and captures the beautiful sunsets and cool breezes off the ocean.
A great place to just relax and chill with a few friends. There are also several other charming restaurants on the waterfront specialising in Australiana, Italian, Thai and Indian food. Located on the corner of the Esplanade and Trinity Beach Road there is a general store and a takeaway shop with well priced meals like fish and chips, burgers and fries serving breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
On Trinity Beach Road and in the Coast Watchers shopping centre which is a 5 minute car journey from the beach you will find a great little gourmet delicatessen, bottle shop, bakery, newsagent, doctors and dentists and other professional services. On top of Trinity Beach hill you will find the newly built Trinity Beach Hotel which serves up a la carte meals both indoors and on the veranda which provides spectacular views across the ocean. Here you can also participate in playing the poker machines and doing a little bit of gambling and gaming if that is your thing.
Nightlife in Trinity Beach
The nightlife in Trinity Beach is laid back and casual, just what you would expect in a little beachfront enclave in the Cairns Northern Beaches. The Trinity Beach hotel, located on the cliff face overlooking the sea, plays all the feature sporting games on a big screen, has a poker machine room for the casual gambler and a large outside dining deck.
The Trinity Beach hotel attracts a people of all ages and is a great night out for the children as they provide computer games and other things to amuse the youngsters. The Trinity Beach hotel menu is enjoyed by everyone as it suits all palettes and age groups. Just make sure you have a booking over the school holidays. Apart from this any nightlife is what you make yourself with your family and friends in one of the Trinity Beach restaurants or jump on a courtesy coach and make your way to Yorkeys Knob beach boat club or the local Sun bus into Cairns city which run till all hours of the morning.
Shopping in Trinity Beach
The shopping in Trinity Beach will cover all your basic needs. There is a swimsuit store at the beach and a couple of retail clothing stores at Coastwatchers Shopping Centre. Also at Coastwatchers Shopping Centre there is a small specialty grocery store with a great gourmet delicatessen, a bottle shop, butcher, video store, bakery, hair salon and a real estate agency. This shopping centre also offers professional services such as doctors and dentists as well. The closest major shopping Centre or mall is either five minutes north at Clifton Beach or five minutes south at Smithfield Shopping Centre with regular service by Sun bus for shopping convenience.
Tours, sightseeing and attractions in Trinity Beach
No matter how long you stay in Trinity Beach you're tour itinerary will be full of wonderful things to do and see. The Great Barrier Reef is the reason many people choose to visit Cairns and Trinity Beach and is a must see for all itineraries no matter how long you intend to visit. Visit the Outer Barrier Reef, Islands, Sand-cays, Inner Reefs or Pontoons. Travel via a helicopter, seaplane, sail boat or high speed catamaran. Overnight trips visit some of the best scuba diving spots in the world, such as Lizard Island and The Cod Hole. Learn to snorkel, scuba dive and get your PADI certificate. Dinner cruises from Cairns Marina and Port Douglas leave nightly.
The Daintree rainforest is another popular attraction and day trips to the World Heritage Listed Rainforest leave every morning from Trinity Beach. Whether you view this wonder via the Sky Rail or Kuranda Scenic Rail, on a waterfall tour of the Tablelands or in the remote and primitive Daintree Rainforest it is something that cannot be missed out on! Other tours from Trinity Beach include White Water Rafting on the Tully or Barron River, Hot Air Ballooning from the tropical skies of Mareeba, Horse back riding on the beach or through the bushlands, Sky-diving at one of the world's most popular drop zones in Mission Beach, Bungee jumping in the rainforest and several Wildlife attractions such as the Cairns Tropical Zoo, Hartley's Crocodile Farm and Rainforestation just to name a few. Most tours will pick up directly from your Trinity Beach accommodation. There are too many attractions and tours to list so for a comprehensive list of all the tours in and around Trinity Beach have a look here.
The Climate in Trinity Beach
The climate in Trinity Beach has two distinct seasons: The Dry Season and The Green Season. The Dry Season is between May and December and is generally characterised by low humidity, low rainfall and temperatures ranging between 24 and 29 degrees Celsius. The Green Season is between January and April and is characterised by higher temperatures (reaching a maximum of 32 degrees), more rainfall and higher humidity although generally days are dry followed by spectacular thunderstorms in the evenings making those clean pure sunshine days perfect for your morning walk or that sail out to the reef.
How to get to Trinity Beach
Trinity Beach is located just 20 minutes north of Cairns city and 15 minutes from the Cairns International Airport on the Captain Cook Highway. When booking your beaches accommodation ask about car hire, private hire car service or seat in coach transfers.
Trinity Beach Esplanade Walking Trails
A morning jog or walk along the Trinity Beach Esplanade is just delightful with the beautiful lush green gardens and shady trees that line the boardwalk and beachfront making it rather pleasant to stroll along casually out of the sun along one of Cairns most popular beaches Trinity Beach. The walk from the northern end Trinity Beach car park to the southern end of the Trinity Beach cliff face takes around only half an hour and is suitable for both unfit walkers and the very fit walkers who may just like to take a jog along Trinity Beach in the morning sunshine. The esplanade walk is fully paved up until you reach the southern end of the beach and then you need to walk across the sand and over to the beginning of the cliff face walk. Here you will encounter a few gentle steps that will assist you to climb to the cliff face peak so you can enjoy the beautiful views over the waters of the Great Barrier Reef to the islands and look back to the palm fringed beaches of Trinity Beach.
The Trinity Beach esplanade is very well planned for both holiday makers and locals alike to take advantage of and enjoy the beach and the views that it provides. The Cairns city council has installed barbeques, shade pergolas, a children's shaded playground, and bathrooms and as a matter of course on any Australian beach a surf lifesavers hut complete with a professional lifesaver and all of his or her rescue equipment.
During the warmer months of November to May a swimming enclosure is put out in the water to prevent any marine animals from potentially entering the swimming zone, along with providing a safe place for families to swim and have a surf lifesaver on patrol overseeing the swimmers activities.
Walking or jogging along Trinity Beach esplanade at any time of year is easy as it never gets congested with lots of people and there are lot's of rest areas for you to just sit and relax if you have over exerted yourself on your morning or afternoon jog on the Trinity Beach walking trail.Trinity Beach esplanade also has outdoor shower facilities for you to wash off the salty water if you decide to have a swim after your power walk along the esplanade.