About Bramston Beach
Bramston Beach is a small coastal township in Queensland with a resident population of approximately 175 people, predominantly holiday homes and permanent residences. The attraction to many is how undeveloped this seaside gem is, a perfect quiet beachside getaway away to destress.
Bramston Beach is only 1 hour drive south of Cairns or 25 minutes north from Innisfail. The road off the Bruce Highway at Mirriwinni to Bramston Beach traverses through some of the prettiest rainforest in Far North Queensland as well as lush green cattle grazing paddocks.
As Bramston Beach is close to these larger populations in Far North Qld it has always been a popular destination for day trippers and campers.
What’s at Bramston Beach
Beaches, parks with facilities and secluded spots. Bramston has a mostly deserted 7km beach to the north and a shorter 1.5km beach south to Joyce Creek. In addition, another 4km long beach is located south of Joyce Creek, accessed only at a very low tide.
On entering Bramston Beach you will find the redeveloped Motel, now called the Bramston Beach Resort which connects with Paperbark Park, on the right is the Council run beachfront Bramston Beach Campground, which blends in with Pacific Park.
Bramston Beach Resort offers motel style accommodation and has a café during the day and restaurant open at night, contact details here.
The Council campground offers powered and unpowered sites for tents and caravans plus picnicking and BBQ facilities, the campground also sells ice and ice creams. For bookings at the campground contact (07) 4067 4121 or visit the campground Facebook page.
When you think of Cassowaries in Far North Queensland Mission Beach or Etty Bay come to mind. Cassowary sightings are quite common at Bramston Beach with many seen in the final section of rainforest just as you arrive at the beach.
Russell River National Park
The Russell River National Park encompasses the northern end of Bramston Beach where beach camping
is allowed in the Graham Range Camping area, you can book here. Bluemetal Creek flows into the Coral Sea just north of the 5 campsites in the national park, the reflections of the headland on the dark tannin waters make this short drive worthwhile alone for a photograph.
Bramston Beach is also well known as a fishing destination, for example you may be lucky enough to catch the renowned Jumping Cod or TripleTail (Lobotes surinamensis).
Commonly seen from the beach at Bramston is a local pod of Australian humpback dolphins, closely related to Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis).
This species of dolphin feeds in 2-5 metres of water and you can often see them chasing large Blue Salmon, sometimes right up to the waters’ edge.
New Boat Ramp
A boat ramp to replace the old boat ramp was constructed at Joyce Creek during 2021.
If you own a boat you will have easy access to the Islands and reefs off Bramston Beach. The creek is sometimes closed at very low tides, therefore check the timetables.
This website is slowly evolving. It is managed by the Bramston Beach Progress Association. If you wish to contribute information or images to assist with our website goals (on the right) please email Robert de Rooy at:- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Early History of Bramston Beach
- The Development of Bramston Beach
- Flora and Fauna of Bramston Beach
- Weed Identification and Control
- What Bramston Beach means to its residents and to share thoughts on the future of Bramston Beach