The beauty of the Caloundra region is sometimes best explored on a leisurely scenic coastal walk.
From Golden Beach down south to Mooloolaba in the north, this 20 km stretch of track takes you past some of best beaches on the Coast, estuaries and across bridges and up headlands for spectacular views.
In total the walk takes 4 hours but you can stop and start wherever you like, we recommend the stretch from Golden Beach to Kings Beach, or Kings Beach to Dicky’s Beach which will only take about an hour at a very leisurely pace.
The wonderful Golden Beach is where the Caloundra Coastal Walk starts off, here you’ll find the Pumicestone Passage which is a long and peaceful stretch of calm water protected from the ocean by Bribie Island, walk or ride along this scenic pathway towards Bulcock Beach.
Bulock Beach is a popular spot for families and children, a coastal boardwalk winds past the sparkling blue waters (which are great for swimming).
If you're travelling with children, be sure to stop at the family-friendly Kings Beach where the kids can play in the water park or explore the rock pools.
From there you make your way around the Caloundra Headland. A trail of plaques honours the lives of those lost in the Second World War. Continue north around the headland and you’ll get to see the wreck of the SS Dicky which was washed ashore on Dickys Beach in 1893 during a cyclone.
Keep heading north towards Warana and you’ll find more beaches popular for fishing and surfing. This is the longest stretch, between Dicky Beach and up the coast along Pacific Boulevard and Oceanic Drive to the magnificent Point Cartwright Lighthouse. Maybe stop off along the way for a swim at Kawana.
Keep an eye out for Humpback whale and dolphins from the point!
It’s not about the destination though, it’s about the journey. Why not a relaxed and leisurely stroll along the beautiful and famous coastline of the Sunshine Coast?