A safe, patrolled beach to stay awhile on your journey along the Great Barrier Reef Drive is Four Mile Beach, which stretches the length of the peninsula upon which Port Douglas sits, with compact white sand and the calm Coral Sea lapping at the shore inviting visitors to stay and play. Ride the length of the beach (true to its ‘Four Mile’ name) on a hire bike, or grab an umbrella and lounge chair and soak up the sun. Tap into your adventurous spirit with a kitesurfing lesson or hire a stand-up paddleboard and see the fringing reef and sea life from above. Walk to Flagstaff Hill Lookout and admire the stunning coastline, complete with views to Low Isles, Snapper Island and the dramatic mountain ranges behind Port Douglas. Relax on pristine, palm-fringed sands which stretch as far as the eye can see. Four Mile Beach is also host to a number of events each year, including the family fun-filled Beach Day during Port Douglas Carnivale and features in the course for sporting events triathlons, mountain bike races, outrigging races, and running festivals.
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