Yorkeys Knob is one of Cairns' beach suburbs, located in Far North Queensland (Australia), approx 13 km (8 ml) north of downtown Cairns. Yorkeys Knob is the 3rd beach suburb (following Machans Beach and Holloways Beach) and has population around 3,000.
Yorkeys Knob has large marina (for yachts and pleasure boats), 3 restaurants, supermarket, bakery., various shops, post office. A small store is located on the beachfront, close to the main swimming area (Sims Esplanade's northern end). The swimming area is patrolled by Surf Lifesaving Queensland for 6 months of the year, and features a stinger net for protection from box jellyfish. The beach is a popular site for windsurfing and kitesurfing.