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Located only a 10 minute drive from the Cairns Central Business District, the coastal village of Machans Beach is a quiet locals beach, perfect for avoiding crowds. There is a unique community culture amongst the residents of Machans Beach, with many local events and activities taking place all through the year including dance nights, sporting events, annual parties and community projects. The eclectic and relaxed feel within this small community is what really sets it apart from other townships around Cairns. While there are no large hotels or resorts, there are small privately-owned apartments and holiday houses available for both short and long term rental. Over the years Machans Beach has been subject to substantial erosion, but with the help of a rock wall and the gradual return of lost sand, there is plenty of beach to enjoy and lush grassy field perfect for sports, picnics or spending time with friends and family.