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Best beaches in Caloundra - Enjoy the best of the sunshine coast!

Caloundra is a lovely area situated on the sunshine coast of Australia. Each suburb is situated along a different beach, giving each its own feel. Here are some of the best beaches in Caloundra.


King's Beach

King's Beach is definitely one of the most popular beaches in Australia and is highly recommended for how safe it is. The water is calm, and the coast is patrolled by skilled lifeguards. This makes King's Beach a great spot for families with children. There is a fantastic swimming pool filled with tidal saltwater right in front of the beach, providing the perfect spot for sea bathing without having to step out into the sea! King's Beach also has opportunities for water sports, such as jet skiing. There are plenty of different things to do while visiting King's Beach, but be sure to spend some time relaxing and enjoying the beach itself. It is a truly beautiful spot and deserves to be the first on the list of best beaches in Caloundra.


Dicky Beach

Named after the S.S Dicky, a ship that was forced ashore on this beach many years ago, Dicky Beach is another incredibly popular beach in Caloundra. There is plenty to do for families. The beach itself is as beautiful and scenic as the best beaches Australia has to offer. Dicky Beach has its own unique charm owing to the area surrounding it. There is a caravan park nearby, that has a lovely atmosphere. There are also plenty of Caloundra Resorts to choose from in this area and the neighbouring beaches, such as the Oaks Oasis Resort. If you do choose to visit Dicky Beach, be sure to swim in the miniature pools dotted around the area, as well as the nearby lake. Some families may want to visit the popular skate park located nearby. There is plenty to do when visiting Dicky Beach, and it is one of the best beaches the sunshine coast has to offer.


Moffat Beach

Moffat Beach houses a small inlet protected from wind and harsh waves, but the area is not patrolled, so caution is advised if you or a family member can't swim very well. The area is popular for beach and water sports, ranging from surfing to longboarding. There are a few hidden gems when it comes to fishing spots, too. Children will enjoy the playground situated right in front of the glittering ocean, and indeed, many families do spend their days soaking up the sun here. The area is also full of lovely restaurants that serve delicious food. Be sure to visit a seafood restaurant and enjoy the freshest catches Australia has to offer. Another interesting thing to do while visiting Moffat Beach actually includes some other popular beaches in Caloundra! Take the coastal walk, which takes you through Moffat beach, King's beach, and Bulcock beach.


Golden Beach

Golden Beach is another popular spot in Caloundra, home to lovely, calm waters to swim in. Many families head down to this area for the day to soak up the sun—though be sure to pack the sunscreen! Beat the heat by taking a dip into the cool water, or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants nearby. You can even hire a boat and have an excursion of your own. Golden Beach is definitely worth a visit while in Caloundra.