Kings Beach is Caloundra’s main and most popular beach, backed by all facilities, including the surf lifesaving club and a swimming pool.
Kings Beach is located adjacent to the centre of town and is ringed by apartments and holiday flats. It is home to both the Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1924, and the Caloundra Juniors Surf Life Saving Club. The northern end begins as the rocks of Caloundra Head are replaced by sand. There is an elevated pool on the rock platform, a large car park across the road and a grassy reserve, fronted by a seawall, running from the pool to the surf club, 200m down the beach. The reserve continues to the centre of the beach, beyond which are beachfront apartments.
The beach is 500m long and faces south-east, waves are reduced by Moreton Island and average 0.5 to 1m, which maintain a continuous attached bar usually cut by three rips. The southern end terminates at Deepwater Point; a low, rocky headland and platform, together with a rock groyne. Beyond the point are the shifting sand bars and channels of the Pumicestone Channel mouth, a large tidal creek that runs behind Bribie Island.
Swimmers should beware of the permanent rips running out against the rocks at either end and these intensify when waves exceed 1m, together with an additional two rips forming along the beach. The safest swimming is in the patrolled area.
Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC
Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Club is located on beautiful Kings Beach, Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
The beach is popular both with families and surfers and attracts approximately 120,000 visitors each patrolling season. Volunteering with Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC is a choice that will ultimately change your life and the lives of your family and friends. The skills you learn and memories you make will remain with you for life. Your membership fee to our surf lifesaving club is an investment in your own safety as well as the safety of everyone around you. It is an investment in the beach lifestyle and something to be proud of.
Our people are our biggest asset. Our organisation uniquely encompasses several diverse arms – lifesaving services, junior activities (Nippers), surf sports, membership development, training & education and fundraising but they all contribute to one overarching purpose – to save lives.
1 Spender Lane, Caloundra, QLD, 4551