Thornton Beach, Cape Tribulation

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Thornton Beach is located in Thornton Beach. See Thornton Beach and all Cape Tribulation has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cape Tribulation trip planner.
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  • This was a quick stop on the way to Cape Tribulation just to see where the beach really does meet the rainforest. Our guide told us not to go near the water, reciting a story of 2 ladies who went for....  more »
  • Pristine beach easily reached from the carpark. Not sure about swimming! There are definitely crocodiles so caution when you are walking!  more »
  • Very small parking lot off the entrance from John Daly Blvd. So, if you don't go early or aren't lucky, you may not find a legal parking spot. But, once parked, there was a nice trail winding its way to the beach. Or, if you are a bit more adventurous, there is a moderately challenging shorter route down to the beach. It was fun for us and our kids, age 8 and 6, trekking down. However, you may need to think twice about this steeper route if you have small kids, more elderly, or less physically capable persons in your party. It was nice to walk along the beach, breathe fresh sea air and watch beach goers with their dogs splashing in the waves or chasing thrown objects. Very peaceful and relaxing. Great morning stroll to start the lazy Sunday. The place we stayed wasn't far away (which is a HUGE plus) so after a few minutes we were back, showered, and ready for lunch.
  • Fire pits are allowed in the Southern portion of beach. A few friends and I were asked to move by beach security.

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