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Kewarra Beach
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Beach looking south towards Taylor Point, 2018
Kewarra Beach is located in Queensland
Kewarra Beach
Kewarra Beach
Location in Queensland
Population 5,652 (2016 census)
 • Density 883/km2 (2,290/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4879
Area 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Cairns Region
State electorate(s) Barron River
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Suburbs around Kewarra Beach:
Clifton Beach Clifton Beach Coral Sea
Macalister Range Kewarra Beach Trinity Beach
Macalister Range Smithfield Trinity Beach

Kewarra Beach is a coastal suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Kewarra Beach had a population of 5,652 people.


A small shopping centre is located on Poolwood Road. The foreshore reserve, Pelican Park, adjoins the beach. It has a swimming enclosure that excludes marine stingers at the north end. Other reserves include Brolga Park and Crocodile Park. Trinity Anglican School, which opened in 1983, has a campus for years Prep to 7. Tourist-oriented developments include Kewarra Beach Resort and Paradise Palms Country Club and Resort.


Kewarra Beach is 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Cairns via the Captain Cook Highway. Sunbus bus route 111 originates on Cottlesloe Drive and terminates at Cairns Central Shopping Centre via Trinity Beach and Trinity Park.


The area was primarily utilised for growing sugar cane until the suburb was developed in the 1980s and 90s.The western side of the highway was developed with a golf course (Paradise Palms) with housing to the north and south.


Trinity Anglican School is a private primary (Prep-6) campus at Poolwood Road (16°47′20″S 145°40′58″E / 16.7888°S 145.6829°E / -16.7888; 145.6829 (Trinity Anglican School)) of the Trinity Anglican School at White Rock (which opened in 1983).

There are no government schools in Kewarra Beach. The nearest government primary school is Trinity Beach State School in neighbouring Trinity Beach to the east. The nearest government secondary school is Smithfield State High School in neighbouring Smithfield to the south.

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