Aussies flock to Cow Bay Beach, Daintree Rainforest, with Instagram-worth palm tree swing – but

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Why Aussies are travelling to this dreamy secluded beach where the rainforest meets the sea – but there’s a dangerous catch

  • Travellers are heading north to see a dreamy beach on the edge of the rainforest 
  • Cow Bay Beach is an hour and a half north from Port Douglas in the Daintree
  • There is a Instagram-worthy rope swing dangling from a towering palm tree 
  • It’s pristine blue waters look enticing but swimming is banned due to crocodiles 
  • Visitors are warned to be alert and cautious and stay away from the water’s edge 

Adventurous travellers are flocking north as the weather warms up to visit a dreamy, deserted beach – but visitors need to be cautious if they want to go there. 

Cow Bay Beach sits on the edge of the Daintree Rainforest just an hour and a half’s drive north of Port Douglas in Queensland’s north, and is a no-go for swimmers due to its resident crocodiles. 

The spectacular tropical paradise’s sandy shore is sandwiched between lush green rainforest and pristine blue water which is tempting to travellers. 

Travellers are heading to Far North Queensland to an Instagrammable beach with pristine blue waters - but there's a dangerous catch visitors must know about

Travellers are heading to Far North Queensland to an Instagrammable beach with pristine blue waters – but there’s a dangerous catch visitors must know about 

Cow Bay Beach sits on the edge of the Daintree Rainforest just an hour and a half's drive north of Port Douglas and is a no-go for swimmers due to its resident crocodiles

Cow Bay Beach sits on the edge of the Daintree Rainforest just an hour and a half’s drive north of Port Douglas and is a no-go for swimmers due to its resident crocodiles

The spectacular tropical paradise's sandy shore is sandwiched between lush green rainforest and pristine blue water which is tempting to travellers

Its sandy shoreline stretches hundreds of metres so even if there are a few fellow beach-goers, guests will feel like they can enjoy the place all to themselves

The spectacular tropical paradise’s sandy shore is sandwiched between lush green rainforest and pristine blue water which is tempting to travellers

The forest-lined beach’s main attraction is the rope swing that dangles off a curved palm tree where Instagrammers flock to capture perfect holiday snaps. 

Its sandy shoreline stretches hundreds of metres so even if there are a few fellow beach-goers, guests will feel like they can enjoy the place all to themselves.  

While it looks like the ideal spot to take a refreshing dip, salt water crocodiles have been spotted lurking in its enticing waters.

The forest-lined beach's main attraction is the rope swing that dangles off a curved palm tree where Instagrammers flock to capture perfect holiday snaps

The forest-lined beach’s main attraction is the rope swing that dangles off a curved palm tree where Instagrammers flock to capture perfect holiday snaps

While it looks like the ideal spot to take a refreshing dip, salt water crocodiles have been spotted lurking in its enticing waters

However, Cow Bay Beach remains a popular spot for those exploring the magical Daintree Rainforest to stop for a picnic or take in scenery

While crocodiles have been spotted lurking in its waters, Cow Bay Beach remains a popular spot for those exploring the Daintree Rainforest

It is located at the end of a dead-end road so travellers will have to know where to find it and there are picnic facilities to enjoy a meal or snack

It is located at the end of a dead-end road so travellers will have to know where to find it and there are picnic facilities to enjoy a meal or snack

However, Cow Bay Beach remains a popular spot for those exploring the magical Daintree Rainforest to stop for a picnic or take in scenery. 

It is located at the end of a dead-end road so travellers will have to know where to find it and there are picnic facilities to enjoy a meal or snack. 

There have been a few sightings of the dangerous reptiles sometime as close as five metres from the beach but there have been no reported attacks.

There are warning signs alerting visitors to the potential of crocodiles swimming in the ocean and cautions people to be careful when launching boats or disposing of fish waste near the water’s edge. 

How to get to Cow Bay Beach

1. After leaving the Daintree Ferry, head North on the main road to Cape Tribulation. 

2. After around 11km you will see the Cow Bay Hotel on your right hand side. 

3. Turn right just after this onto Buchanan Bay Road, and continue to the end where there is a small car park for Cow Bay Beach.

Source: travelsandphotographs.com 

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