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Kewarra Beach
Queensland
Beach looking south towards Taylor Point, Kewarra Beach, 2018 03.jpg
Beach looking south towards Taylor Point, 2018
Population 5,652 (2016 census)
 • Density 844/km2 (2,190/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4879
Area 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
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. At the 2016 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 5,652.

Facilities

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.

Transport

Kewarra Beach is 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Cairns via the Captain Cook Highway. Sunbus runs a bus service between Cairns City Mall and Palm Cove that includes Kewarra Beach on its route.

History

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.

Education

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).

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