With six beaches to explore, you are spoilt for choice in Caloundra. With sea water temperatures of 26 degrees in summer and 21 degrees in the winter months, you can swim and play everyday here at Caloundra Beaches!
Here is a summary of what Caloundra’s beautiful beaches offer:
East facing calm water Golden Beach on Pumicestone Passage is ideal for safe swimming, windsurfing, boating, canoeing and fishing. Check out the the Military Jetty here that was once used for military operations back in World War II and take walk through the Costigan Mangrove Boardwalk.
Here you can hire a boat, a standup paddle board or kayak to get out on the water, and there are even bikes available to rent. The coastal path winds its way to central Caloundra, passing shady barbecue areas close to playgrounds that will keep the children occupied for hours.
The closest beach to the Town Centre, Bulcock Beach, is a southern facing calm water beach ideal for swimming, fishing, boating and windsurfing, and with breath taking views across to Golden Beach, Bribie Island, the Glass House Mountains, the bar, and out to sea.
There’s a strip of cool cafes and restaurants across the road and the beach is patrolled from September to May, with a great little surf break at the point. The grassy park area at nearby Happy Valley is ideal for children to play and run around with a frisbee or football.
During the warmer months don’t miss the Twilight Markets that set up on Bulcock Esplanade. Or grab some fish and chips and take them across to the park to enjoy whilst watching the most spectacular sunset over the Glass House Mountains in the distance.
Caloundra’s most popular surf beach, Kings Beach, is connected to Bulcock Beach by a boardwalk skirting the headland. Great for swimming, surfing, fishing, snorkelling and exploring the rock pools.
Kings Beach is also famous for the natural saltwater ocean pool and the child-friendly water fountain with its time-delayed surprise spurts of water. There’s plenty here to keep the family entertained for hours with cafes nearby offering great coffee and refreshments.
A small secluded picturesque beach, Shelly Beach is great for walking, exploring rock pools and picnics. This lovely stretch of oceanfront is unpatrolled and not suitable for swimming meaning you’ll rarely see a crowd on the shore.
Shelly Beach is renowned for its ankle deep rock pools that abound with marine life and the nearby park with undercover tables making it the ideal spot for a beachside picnic.
Moffat Beach is a spectacular section of coastline with a high headland, protected bay, the entrance to Tooway Creek and sweeping views north to Point Cartwright. The beach is renowned amongst surfers for its excellent point break.
Protected from the winds by Moffat Headland, the beautiful swimming beach has a protected inlet however, caution is recommended as the area is not patrolled. Across the road from the beach there is a vibrant little strip of alfresco cafes and restaurants and parklands with children’s playground.
Dicky Beach is great for swimming, surfing and beach fishing, and is patrolled by the Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. You will also find the recently relocated skeleton of the wreck of the S.S. Dicky, that gave Dicky Beach its name, in the adjoining parklands here.
The beach is backed by a playground and skatepark so is ideal for children, while mum and dad enjoy a cold drink at the Dicky Beach Surf Club.
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