Holidays in Four Mile Beach

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Four Mile Beach featuring general coastal views and a beach

Unspoiled white sand, crystal-clear blue water, swaying palm trees and stunning views of the ocean make this one of the most picturesque beaches in town.

The main shoreline in Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, does as the name suggests, stretch approximately 7 kilometres (4 miles) long. A mangrove forest is at the southern end and a hill with a lookout and great views from which to watch the sunrise over the Coral Sea is in the north.

The coastline here is sheltered and the water is pleasantly warm to swim in. The beach, with its firm sand, is popular with runners and bikers. The kids can hop from rock to rock along the beachhead and there are plenty of small skittering crabs and invertebrates to be discovered.

With no development on the shorefront, Four Mile Beach feels like a natural paradise. Bring a blanket, some bottled water, sunscreen and a towel and relax for the day.

Take a walk along the full length of the beach. Casuarinas and palm trees provide shelter along the way. At low tide explore the rock pools and enjoy the breeze off the water. Rent a fishing rod and join the anglers who come at sunset or pick up a bucket and dig into the sand to discover small shellfish.

The safest part of the beach to swim is the northern section where there are lifeguards and nets that guard against jellyfish. In the summer season, from November to May, you will need to wear a full-body bathing suit for protection against the poisonous jellyfish that inhabit the water. Always swim between the flags where the lifeguards are. Be aware –saltwater crocodiles have been known to visit the part of the beach where the mangroves are!

Four Mile Beach is on the eastern side of the peninsula in Port Douglas. It is an easy walk from most of the hotels and resorts in town. At the northern end is the surf lifesaving club with a restaurant. This is a great place to pick up a snack and park your car. You can also find free parking on most of the access roads along the beach and public facilities are usually located near these parking lots.

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645 Cheap Hotels Near Four Mile Beach

Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
4.5 out of 5
87 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$157 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
This family-friendly Port Douglas hotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat. Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (986 reviews)
"It's a great stay, comfy pillows, GREAT pool, good amenities, good sized rooms and beautiful views. The staff were friendly and nice, its just the right distance from town. Great resort to be at, that is why we keep coming back."

Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2021

Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
5 out of 5
Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$309 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Port Douglas resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Four Mile Beach, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and Sugar Wharf. Wildlife ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (638 reviews)
"Everything was perfect including staff, facilities, pools, food. The only thing that must be improved is the opening hours for the gym. It is far too early to close at 6pm."

Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2021

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Peppers Beach Club
Peppers Beach Club
5 out of 5
20-22 Davidson St, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$325 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Nestled on the beach, this Port Douglas resort is within a 15-minute walk of Four Mile Beach, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and Sugar Wharf. Wildlife Habitat ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (746 reviews)
"We’ll be back. This resort is gorgeous and intimate, perfect for couples. Staff were so friendly. Food and drink quality was exceptional."

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2021

Peppers Beach Club
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Four Mile Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
4.5 out of 5
87 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$157 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
5 out of 5
Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$309 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Peppers Beach Club
Peppers Beach Club
5 out of 5
20-22 Davidson St, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$325 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Peppers Beach Club
Port Douglas Sands Resort
Port Douglas Sands Resort
3.5 out of 5
Corner Mohogany Street, and Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
Port Douglas Sands Resort
Absolute Beachfront Villa located with the Mirage Resort grounds. Family friendly.
Absolute Beachfront Villa located with the Mirage Resort grounds. Family friendly.
433 Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas, Queensland
Absolute Beachfront Villa located with the Mirage Resort grounds. Family friendly.
Spacious 2 bedroom beachfront Villa located within the Mirage Resort grounds.
Spacious 2 bedroom beachfront Villa located within the Mirage Resort grounds.
Pandanus Way East, 431, Port Douglas, QLD
Spacious 2 bedroom beachfront Villa located within the Mirage Resort grounds.
Family friendly villa located in the grounds of Mirage Resort Port Douglas. Short walk to beach.
Family friendly villa located in the grounds of Mirage Resort Port Douglas. Short walk to beach.
Pandanus Way West, Villa#408, Port Douglas, QLD
Family friendly villa located in the grounds of Mirage Resort Port Douglas. Short walk to beach.
3 Bedroom villa located within the grounds of the mirage resort Port Douglas.Short walk to the beach
3 Bedroom villa located within the grounds of the mirage resort Port Douglas.Short walk to the beach
Condominium#410, Sheraton Mirage,, Golden Palms Avenue, Port Douglas, QLD
3 Bedroom villa located within the grounds of the mirage resort Port Douglas.Short walk to the beach
452 Mirage Luxury Villa
452 Mirage Luxury Villa
4 out of 5
Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
452 Mirage Luxury Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.