The Port Douglas region's flagship beach is a typical example of Tropical North Queensland seaside beauty, however it's the lack of commercialisation or built up development on its shores that helps to make it extra special. Unlike many other popular QLD beaches, there are no towering high rises or bustling shopping districts here, instead the architecture of the town is obscured by seemingly endless rows of palm trees that add the layer of tropics to its panorama. Located just five minute walk from the centre of Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach lives up to its name with a robust four mile length, while also offering spacious shores and generally clean sands. It's a postcard-worthy scene with an impressive mountain backdrop and there's quality swimming on offer here too. Four Mile Beach is patrolled and its typically calm conditions make it an enjoyable beach for families in particular. Swimming is viable for much of the year, with a dedicated netted off area to keep dangerous stingers out during the annual season that runs roughly from November to May each year. The beach can be enjoyed out of the water as well as the sand of Four Mile Beach is mostly compact and hard making it easy to walk on and as a result taking a sunset stroll along its sands is particularly memorable and comfortable. Sun lounges are available to hire for those looking to laze in the sun and additional facilities such as a children's playground and restaurants make it possible to enjoy an extended stay here.