Absolutely nothing compares to a beach celebration at one of the legendary beaches surrounding Port Douglas and the Daintree. Here you have the Coral Sea in the background, sunlight sparkling like diamonds off the water and fresh sea breezes kissing your faces. Opposite the azure ocean water is the gentle swaying palm trees with their leaves tinkling like champagne glasses and home to singing birdlife that add that extra magical touch.
There are a number of beaches suitable for a wedding ceremony or photo shoot, some with resorts and executive homes close by for an easy walk from the ceremony to the reception venue.
Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas is an iconic setting for wedding ceremonies and a perfect location for photographs. The beach, as it’s named, is miles long and has several secluded spots perfect for an intimate ceremony. There is a coconut grove, a beach setting with a park behind and another spot accessible by a beautiful boardwalk.
Talk to your Port Douglas wedding planner or photographer for their tips.
Oak Beach is just a 10 minute drive south of Port Douglas and is a perfect location for a wedding if you are staying in one of the beachfront holiday homes that line the beach, or the private lodge high on the hill with sweeping views of the Coral Sea.
Thala Beach is a private beach accessed via Thala Beach Nature Reserve, a resort that on the headland next to Oak Beach.
Pretty Beach is a 15 minute drive south of Port Douglas and is a very secluded area with limited parking and accommodation. It is a lovely spot for an intimate wedding ceremony or photograph location.
North of Port Douglas you will find several smaller beachside villages with stunning beachfront holiday homes, perfect for hosting a small wedding. Newell Beach is a 25 minute drive north of Port Douglas and offers wedding parties an uninterrupted view of the Coral Sea, as well as total privacy from the comfort of a luxury home.
Click here and check out our Look Book featuring Angela and Scot's wedding at ReNewell at Newell Beach.
Port Douglas is the gateway to the world’s oldest living rainforest, the Daintree. A wedding surrounded by pristine nature provides all the theming you need.
At Cape Tribulation (1.5hours north of Port Douglas), you will find a very special place where the rainforest tumbles down from the mountains towering overhead and spill into the Coral Sea, meeting the reef on the shores of Cape Tribulation Beach.
Further south of Cape Tribulation, Noah Beach, Myall Beach and Cow Bay are also beautiful locations for a rainforest and beach wedding and are often deserted, leaving you with total privacy for your photos or intimate ceremony.