Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Thornton Beach

The beaches, jungle and wildlife are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Thornton Beach. Travelers appreciate the local tours in this walkable city. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Thornton Beach

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Thornton Beach a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bat House Cape Tribulation (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Daintree Discovery Centre (5.6 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Daintree Wild Zoo (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Thornton Beach

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, January, December, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Thornton Beach

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Thornton Beach is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Daintree Rainforest (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Mount Sorrow (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Myall Beach (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Cape Tribulation (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)

How to get to and around Thornton Beach

The nearest airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), located 54 mi (86.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Thornton Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 27 vacation rentals near Thornton Beach. From 21 Houses to 4 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Thornton Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Thornton Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 21 Houses in Thornton Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Thornton Beach include:

  • Bungalows: 4 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Thornton Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Thornton Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.