For many travelling north Caloundra is the destination of choice for its proximity to Brisbane (90km north of Brisbane CBD) on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast.
Caloundra offers magnificent beaches that wrap the coastline from Pumicestone Passage through to Point Cartwright in the north and combines access to both surf and calm swimming beaches including:
Golden Beach, frequently used for boating, fishing and windsurfing, is protected by Bribie Island to the east and at low tide, Bribie Island and Golden Beach are relatively close.
Bulcock Beach is one of the stillwater options on the board-walk opposite Bribie Island’s northern end and the Des Dwyer walking track offers an oceanway walk that follows the coastline from Bulcock Beack through to Moffatt Beach at the north end of Bulcock Beach and takes around one hour to walk.
Kings Beack is Caloundra’s Main Beach and patrolled year-round by the Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club. The saltwater swimming pool is separate from the ocean and combines with the picnic and children’s play areas to make Kings Beach a real family destination on the Sunshine Coast.
Shelly Beach is not recommended for swimming. Sunshine Coast Council laws allow dogs on the sand and you can find rock pools and shells at low tide.
Moffatt Beach is an unpatrolled beach and surrounded by houses and apartments.
The recommended surf beaches in Caloundra are Kings Beach and Dicky Beach.
The Caloundra urban centre consists of the following suburbs:
- Battery Hill
- Bells Creek
- Caloundra West
- Currimundi (part)
- Dicky Beach
- Golden Beach
- Kings Beach
- Little Mountain
- Meridan Plains (part)
- Moffat Beach
- Pelican Waters
- Shelly Beach
On Caloundra’s outskirts is Aussie World, located at the Glenview turnoff on the Bruce Highway and on Caloundra Road you will find access to Corbould Park Racetrack, home of the Caloundra Cup.