Four Mile makes the cut in best beaches

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Scott Tib­balls

WITH the 101 Best Aus­tralian Beaches listed re­cently, Port Dou­glas op­er­a­tors can breath a sigh of relief with Four Mile beach mak­ing the cut.

The man tasked with com­pil­ing the list, Brad Farmer told the in Septem­ber that Four Mile was ‘up for re­view’ be­cause it was so well-known and per­haps not in need of any pub­lic­ity.

“Four Mile stays on the beach be­cause it re­mains an iconic des­ti­na­tion for the well­heeled,” Mr Farmer told the

re­cently. He listed the gen­er­ous fore­shore and ‘sen­si­bly de­vel­oped’ sur­round­ing ur­ban land­scape as marks in its favour, but fore­shad­owed more stren­u­ous anal­y­sis in fu­ture re­views.

“The images are very at­trac­tive, but it comes with a price.”

Mr Farmer said Four Mile would be “more crit­i­cally reviewed for a gen­eral trav­el­ling au­di­ence” in the fu­ture, and added that well-known, iconic beaches were not im­mune to re­moval from the list - with Surfers Par­adise listed as a high-pro­file ca­su­alty of this years update.

For now though, “Port Dou­glas is an out­stand­ing Aus­tralian des­ti­na­tion,” said Mr Farmer.

Four Mile beach is joined by Myall Beach, El­lis Beach and Nudey Beach in the im­me­di­ate re­gion. The over­all win­ner for best beach in Aus­tralia was Cossies Beach in the Co­cos Is­lands.

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