Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
On this spring morning, gaps in between rain showers allowed the rising sun to shine its early warmth onto the beach before me. With the surrounding clouds and fog, this scene evokes many of the feelings that make tropical Port Douglas such a popular location for locals and tourists alike.
Four Mile Beach is the main beach of Port Douglas. The sandy beach begins at the northern rocky headland and then unfolds in a gentle curve that continues without any hint of development. The accommodation and houses of Port Douglas are neatly hidden behind the swaying palms.