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YORKEY'S KNOB
YORKEY'S KNOB
YORKEY'S KNOB MARINA
YORKEY'S KNOB MARINA
YORKEY'S KNOB BEACH
YORKEY'S KNOB BEACH
HALF MOON BAY GOLF COURSE
HALF MOON BAY GOLF COURSE

Yorkeys Knob Beach

Updated: 11-Jul-2013

Yorkeys Knob is a 10 minute drive north of Cairns City. 

This lovely wide beach is extremely popular with Kite surfing enthusiasts, and is an interesting beach with a long walk to the inlet at the Southern end, looking across to Holloways Beach.

There is a café and News Agency at the Northern end of the beach.

On the main street is a small shopping centre where you will find a Kite Surfing where you can organise lessons. Other shops include a Bakery, Coffee Shop, Fish and Chip shop, Video hire, Bottle shop, IGA, Hair dressers and Krocodilos Restaurant.

There is also an excellent marina with a Yacht Club & bistro that is popular with locals as well as a full golf course. Next to the Golf course is a Community park with Tennis court and a small hall for hire.

The beach was named after a colourful fellow who lived on the point in the 1900's.

Half Moon Bay Golf Club has a tight par 70 all-weather-course overlooking the Coral Sea. The fully licensed Club House features bar, meals from the Star Apple Restaurant, snacks, and showers. The well stocked Pro Shop is open daily for all your golf needs, and lessons with our PGA Golf Pro are available.

Half Moon Bay Golf Club is membership based with public access. Visitors are most welcome.

Kite-surfing is a very popular sport with Cairns locals.  

Yorkeys Knob is the perfect location for this excellent sport.  The perfect time to visit is between April and October when Tropical North Queensland receives constant south-easterly trade winds that work perfectly with the beach.  Check out the Sea Breeze website for wind conditions. 

Head out to Yorkeys Knob with your camera and video to see around 40 kites dipping and diving in a festival of colour every weekend during these months. 

If you're interested in learning how to Kite Surf when you are in Cairns, Chris Rose is our local Kite Surfing guru and has developed a his own teaching system.  He is an accredited instructor with the International Kite Surfing Organisation ( IKO ).  He has a shop in the Yorkeys Knob shopping centre with all of the latest equipment for sale as well as second hand kites.  Lessons can be arranged here or you will find Chris on the beach at Yorkeys in good kitesurfing conditions.

Chris Rose is also able to point you in the right direction if you want to head up to Papua New Guinea on an extreme kite Surfing adventure.  Ask to see the movie of this trip.  It has some excellent footage.

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