Yorkeys Knob is one of Cairns' beach suburbs, situated in Cairns Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Yorkeys Knob is 13 km (8.1 miles) north of the centre of Cairns. It is the 3rd beach suburb following Machans Beach and Holloways Beach. In 2011, the population of Yorkeys Knob was 2,770.
Yorkeys Knob got its interesting name from Cairns-based, Yorkshire-born beche-de-mer fisherman, George Lawson. On June 10, 1886 Yorkey Lawson reported the loss of a couple from Green Island. They had left to see the wreck of Upolu, and intended to return the same day. Lawson made a search for the man and his wife, but could not discover any trace of them. A pilot cutter was sent to search for the two.
Lawson constructed a homestead adjoining Mount Buchan estate close to what is now Yorkeys Knob. He and his sons farmed sweet potatoes, paddy melons and pumpkins during off-fishing season, but not successfully. Lawson used the close by mangroves for his beche-de-mer smoking station located on Green Island.
Yorkeys Knob locals are attached to that name, despite the reaction it often gets ("knob" is a slang for penis), and prevented a developer from advertising "Yorkeys Beach".
Yorkeys Knob has a post office, bakery, three restaurants, supermarket, bottleshop and various other shops. A small store and newsagent are on the beachfront, close to the main swimming area at Sims Esplanade's northern end. The swimming area is patrolled by Surf Lifesaving Queensland for six months of the year, and features a stinger net for protection from box jellyfish. The beach is a popular site for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Highlights: Half Moon Bay Golf Club, lovely beaches
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