8.8 out of 10

Kewarra Beach

Ranked 1st best suburb in Far North
-16.7816285554854 145.684740188292
Great for
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Apr 26, 2017

"Great suburb that is out of tourism spotlight"

Lovely suburb. Cool shops. Beach is uncrowded. Fantastic live music at resort on weekends. Older parts have lively big blocks and wide roads.
Pros
  • Not crowded
  • Quiet
  • Friendly
  • Friendly locals
Cons
  • Could have more cafes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 08, 2017

"Amazing suburb on the beaches"

Lovely suburb with friendly locals and superb long beach. Butcher there sells the best meats in Cairns and coffee is great too.
Pros
  • Not crowded
  • Quiet
  • Friendly locals
Cons
  • Could have more cafes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 07, 2017

"Last of the true beach villages"

Amazing suburb. In between tourist hubs like Trinity and Palm Cove, without the crowds and parking issues. Lovely suburb that is very green and the beach is amazing.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Not crowded
  • Quiet
  • Friendly locals
Cons
  • Could have more cafes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 06, 2017

"Love it!"

Cool beach guide suburb with friendly locals. Safe and amazing Beach that is dog friendly.
Pros
  • Friendly locals
  • Friendly
  • Not crowded
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Could have more cafes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 06, 2017

"Cool beach suburb"

Has everything you need and the price is perfect. Homes range from. 300k to 2 million plus. Arguably one of the best suburbs in Cairns.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Not crowded
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Morning traffic can be a little hectic but only for a small time frame.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 06, 2017

"Best northern beaches suburb"

Amazing suburb that is waiting to boom. Close to everything with a huge quiet beach. Local shops and close to Smithfield shops and Clifton Beach as well. 5 mins drive from Palm Cove without all the crowds and tourists. Lovely BBQ area down at the beach.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Not crowded
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Could have more cafes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 03, 2016

"The last unspoilt northern beaches suburb"

Stunning beach. Not over developed like Trinity Beach or Palm Cove. Currently undervalued but moving steady in prices. Great little butcher, shopping centre, medical clinic, chemist, pool shop and more. Has child care and a private primary school. Great community and minutes drive to Coles at Clifton or restaurants at Palm Cove. Amazing resort on north end of beach that provides live music and food on the sandy shoreline.
Great if you love open space and not having people everywhere. Houses backing onto the reserve that runs down the middle of Kewarra to the beach are a score.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Quiet
  • Not crowded
Cons
  • Could have more cafes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"We just love it!!"

We have lived in Kewarra Beach for a year and a half. We absolutely love it. Wonderful neighbours, friendly group of regulars that walk their dogs on the beach in the mornings, takeaways, doctor and grocery store very close by. Its perfect for our young family and we think its the nicest suburb in Cairns.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Good Beach Living"

Kewarra Beach is a laid back, famiy orientated, well maintained northern beach suburb of Cairns. The first thing you notice are the new modern house proud homes with green lush garderns, secondly an assortment of shops, child care facilities and primary schools and thirdly a long stretch of beach over looking Haycock and Double Island, not to mention a beach resort offering a tropical alfresco restaurant and bar. We have lived in Kewarra for two years and mostly enjoyed the luxury of strolling down the beach in the evenings and on the weekends. Its a good place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"GREAT FOR FAMILIES"

Kewarra Beach is great for families. It has many quiet neighborhoods which are safe for the kids to play in, either riding around on their bikes or playing in the garden or at one of the many small parks. It also has a quiet beach which is mainly frequented by the locals so has a laid back feel to it. There are several bike tracks so you can easily get to Kewarra Beach or Trinity Beach quiet easily. We have lived here now for 2 years and love it - perfect family location.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Love it"

We bought a house in Kewarra a few months ago after searching cairns for a couple of months. The criteria we had was a new home, reasonably priced, nice quite neighbourhood and good for the kids. We found it here and havent regretted the decision at all. Our neighbours are fantastic, the street scape is superb and I feel very safe with the children at all time.
The local shopping centre is adequate with a chemist, IGA, video, pool shop, liquorland, beauty shop and a few others. More than convenient. A great family practice is also located here. If you need a bigger shopping centre than clifton beach is 5 minutes away with coles or smithfield 10 minutes away.

The local (and only resort) has great entertainment on the beach on Friday nights which seems be the local meet and catchup point. What a beautiful setting. Glass of wine watching the sun goes down after a week of work. The best.

We initally purchased here with short term view of 12 months. We now dont want to leave.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A safe and established neighbourhood."

Kewarra Beach is a great place for families, couples or retirees. It's a quiet beach suburb that is not overcrowded with tourist resorts or apartments like the other beach surburbs. It has an ample little shopping complex, excellent long day care centre for children, private primary school, community hall, and great beach facilities. The northern end features a stinger net, sheltered barbecues, toilets and playground, while the southern end is dog-friendly. On the western side of the highway you are only a short drive from a world class golf course, and many fantastic mountain bike trails in the Smithfield Conservation Park. We have lived here for five years and love it!
Homes here have excellent resale value.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+