Caloundra is a stunning holiday destination on the Sunshine Coast, well known for the beautiful beaches and water activities available. There are six beaches to choose from in Caloundra, and you are certain to have fun no matter what time of year it is. You can swim and play here all year round, thanks to sea water temperatures of 21 degrees in winter and 26 degrees in summer!
Pumicestone Passage’s East facing calm water of Golden Beach, is a fantastic location for windsurfing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. The Military Jetty and the Costigan Mangrove Boardwalk, which was once used as a military operation in World War II, are located here. Take a walk here to get a feel for Caloundra’s history. Bikes are available for rent, as are paddle boards and kayaks. The coastal path leading to Caloundra passes through shaded barbecue areas near playgrounds and playgrounds, keeping the children occupied for hours.
Bulcock Beach near the Town Centre is a southern facing body of water that is appropriate for swimming, fishing, boating, and windsurfing, as well as for taking in the views of Bribie Island, Golden Beach, the Glass House Mountains, the bar, and the sea. Across the road, there are several cool restaurants and cafes. From September to May, the beach is patrolled, and there’s a fun little surf break near the point. Children can play and run around at Happy Valley park with a frisbee or football. Twilight Markets set up on Bulcock Esplanade in the summer. To experience the most magnificent sunset over the Glass House Mountains, grab some freshly caught fish and take it over to the park.
A boardwalk hugs the bulge of Kings Beach, one of Caloundra’s most popular surf beaches. Kings Beach is a great place to swim, surf, fish, snorkel, and investigate the rock pools, as well as being an excellent spot to wet your feet. The saltwater ocean pool and the child-friendly water fountain with its time-delayed spurts of water are also well-liked.
Shelly Beach is a picturesque, secluded beach where you may stroll, investigate rock pools, and have a picnic. Because the shore is unpatrolled and not suitable for swimming, you will rarely see a crowd here. Its popularity is due to its shallow rock pools full of marine life and the nearby park with covered picnic tables.
Moffat Beach is a fantastic segment of coastline featuring a prominent headland, a safeguarded bay, Tooway Creek’s entrance, and expansive vistas north to Point Cartwright. Surfers consider it to be an excellent point break location. Because of the protection of Moffat Headland, the lovely swimming beach has a safeguarded inlet, but there is no surveillance. Across the road from the beach are alfresco cafes and restaurants as well as parklands with playgrounds for children.
Swimming, surfing, and beach fishing are all popular activities at Dicky Beach, which is patrolled by the Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. You can also find the recently moved skeleton of the S.S. Dicky, which gave Dicky Beach its name, in the adjoining parklands. This beach is perfect for children, who may enjoy the playground and skatepark while their parents relax with a cold drink at the Dicky Beach Surf Club.