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Spotlight on Kings Beach

byAnita Kolaroski-16 Nov 2016

A beach fit for a king.

Fit for a king?

You bet. I’d even go as far to suggest the whole kingdom!

Surf Life Saving Queensland agrees. They named Kings Beach the top and safest beach in Queensland in their most recent list and it’s easy to see why! Jump in puddles at the iconic rockpools, the laughter of young and old coming from the water fountain with its time-delayed surprise spurts of water.  The beachfront tidal saltwater swimming pool (which is absolutely free to use) is surrounded by fresh, white shade-sails you can lay under and hear the ocean, and the red and yellow volunteers are on patrol 365 days a year. The gentle beach break and protected swimming areas make Kings Beach very worthy of the throne. Now, they know their beaches!

Kings Beach by Anita Ski
A beach fit for a king.

Coffee or beer?

Personally, I love Coffee Cat to perk me up in the morning. They also do a mean Sunday lunch and a brew, or dinner, even with regular live entertainment. If you get enough of the sun and the sand the lure of Mets on Kings (the Caloundra Surf Club) is hard to resist. The Sunshine Coast surf club culture really is second to none. It’s where the community comes together – meet the locals with stellar views for miles! With major renovations just completed, it’s now even that little bit better. Tip: I love the salmon or calamari. Beau's is also getting quite a wrap of late as a HOT breakfast and coffee spot. The decades-long love story of Beau and his wife is just adorable… you’ll have to visit to find out more.

Enchanting rock pools to explore.
Enchanting rock pools to explore.

Adventures by the beach

Some may say relaxing and chilling by the beach is over-rated and thrive on adventure and exhilarating experiences. That’s fine, Kings Beach can do that too! It’s a great spot for water activities such as jet-skiing and paddle boarding, as well as skydiving. Sunshine Coast Skydivers use Kings Beach as a landing place! The turquoise views of Caloundra’s vast waterways, fringed by Bribie Island, are simply stunning and a must for any thrill seeker. The boardwalk between Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach in Caloundra is a pleasure to walk, especially at sunset. Walking south on the shared pedestrian and cycle trail from Kings Beach is the best time to watch the sun dip slowly into the horizon in between the majestic Glass House Mountains (yes, you can totally see the hinterland from here!). Alternatively, head north to Shelly Beach, on to Moffat Beach and beyond! The Caloundra Coastal Walk is 25 km total, stretching from Caloundra all the way to Point Cartwright, with numerous café and surf club stops along the way.

Caloundra Coastal Walk
The boardwalk between Kings and Bulcock Beach in Caloundra is a pleasure to walk, especially at sunset.

Getting festive

Kings Beach is known as the hub of music and entertainment in Caloundra, with the incredibly popular four-day Caloundra Music Festival attracting tens of thousands each October long weekend. Grooving to your favourite tunes one minute, splashing about in the water the next – beachside festivals don’t get much better than this! Australia Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations are both an extravaganza to take note of, and the annual Carol on Kings celebrates the festive season. In 2016, the glitz and glamour of Kings Beach shone even brighter with the inaugural Horizon Festival welcoming opera and circus performance to the beachfront!

So give yourself the royal treatment and lay your towel at Kings Beach.

Accommodation

Did we miss something? Tell us your favourite things to do at Kings Beach in the comments below and don't forget to rate this wonderful beach on Trip Advisor

Queensland's number one beach according to Surf Lifesaving Queensland - now they know their beaches!
Queensland's number one beach according to Surf Lifesaving Queensland - now they know their beaches!

 


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