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. So it is a quiet beachside getaway for many.
Bramston is an easy 1 hour drive south of Cairns or 25 minutes 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 paddocks.
Because Bramston Beach is close to larger populations in Far North Qld it has always been a popular destination for day trippers and campers. Offering 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.
What’s at Bramston Beach
On entering Bramston Beach you will find Paperbark Park on the left and the Council run Bramston Beach Campground on the right which blends in with Pacific Park, for more information and to make contact use this link. The council run facilities offer powered and unpowered sites plus picnicking and BBQ facilities. The Bramston Beach Cafe (formally The Jumping Cod Cafe) is just a short walk from the campground and sells bait, ice and the basic essentials along with great sit down or takeaway meals, including some of the best fish and chips in Far North Queensland. Opening hours and contact info here.
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