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“Great ocean viewing pool”

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
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Ranked #11 of 131 things to do in Cairns
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Owner description: Escape the summer heat at one of Cairns' best known landmarks, the Esplanade Lagoon. Set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking Trinity Inlet, the 4800 sq metre saltwater swimming lagoon offers locals and tourists a year round safe swimming location. Saltwater is pumped from the inlet and filtered through a state of the art filtration and chlorination system, to meet Australian Standards. The kids can enjoy the sandy edges, build sand castles and play in shallow water. On the other side of the Lagoon, visitors can lounge on the timber decks in moderate shade. Shady trees, landscaped gardens and open spaces all contribute to the leisurely atmosphere on the Esplanade The Lagoon is open 6am-9pm Thursday - Tuesday, Midday-9pm Wednesday all year round.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Man-made pool at the end of the esplanade as there is no beach in Cairns centre itself. Popular, busy with families and activities and life guards. Clean, well maintained and great place to spend some time chilling in a great location.

Thank Terry Q
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lagoon pool is simply fabulous. Clean, well maintained and what a wonderful location. My children, husband and loved it.

Thank Bianca M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go there at least a couple of times a month, the little ones love it. Bring a packed lunch/dinner or use the public bbq's to cook

Thank Bungchow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn’t realise you can’t go on the beach in Cairns cause of the crocks, so they’ve made this fake beach/sea section so you can swim and sunbathe. It’s free and a really great addition. We loved it here and came down every day on our trip. Right in the central hub of Cairns.

Thank Mrs_Fer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best idea for families with little ones. The pool side sand and shady areas are great for day trips. Nice and shallow in plenty of spots and patrolled by life guards so plenty safe

Thank mbromwich
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