Dicky Beach is a very accessible, smaller beach with lower waves used by locals and people staying at the nearby caravan park. It usually has lower waves than the longer beaches to the north.
The beach is located 2km north of the Caloundra town centre and is just off the main Noosa-Caloundra Road. The beach is 800m long, extending from low rocks at the northern end that separate it from Curmmundi Beach, to a bluff and rock platform at the southern end. The beach faces north-east and receives waves averaging 1m, which reduce in size after rounding Caloundra Head and some offshore reefs. The small Bunbubah Creek crosses the centre of the beach, with a caravan park on its banks, while beachfront houses back either end of the beach.
The Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1950, sits above the north side of the creek, with a watch tower on the beach. There is a large car park just off the main road on the south side of the creek. The lower waves produce a single 60m wide bar that is usually attached to the beach and cut by three to four rips during and following higher waves. Two permanent rips run out against the northern and southern rocks.
A moderately safe beach under normal wave conditions and away from the rips at either end. However, high waves produce additional rips along the beach. The patrolled area in the centre of the beach, in front of the surf club, is the safest location.
Dicky Beach SLSC
Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club (formerly the North Caloundra SLSC) was established in 1950.
In 1950, the club commenced with two-story fibro structure on the headland near the Neil Street Rocks. The club changed its location northward after the original club house burnt down on 21 February 1976 and is now located at the beach end of Coochin Street (adjacent the wreck), in excellent modern facilities. Dicky Beach SLSC has made continual progress and improvement over the years. Today, there are over 250 active patrolling members at Dicky Beach SLSC, plus more than 400 Nippers.
In 2009, the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club was awarded “Club of The Year” by Surf Life Saving Queensland. Also, the Supporters Club (Dining, Bar & Gaming Facilities) has twice won the Clubs Queensland Small Club of the Year Award.
The club is particularly proud of its record of service with full and efficient patrols from its inception to the present day, without loss of life.
1A Coochin St, Dicky Beach, QLD, 4551