- Last updated:
- 19 Aug 2020
Beach Access points 239 - 246. This is an unpatrolled surf beach although a Lifeguard Tower is planned to open in 2020. Dogs are permitted off-leash at all times on this beach. (Dogs are not permitted in the dunal areas or the Bokarina Foreshore Bushland Reserve)
This popular unpatrolled surf beach stretching from Point Cartwright to just north of Coopers Lookout Park is ideal for long beach walks. Beach Access points 198 to 219. Dogs are permitted off-leash at all times on the beach only from Point Cartwright to Gulai Street (Beach Access points 198 to 201) and also from Mawarra Avenue to Talinga Street (Beach Access points 210 to 217)
The First Bay is separated from Coolum Beach by Point Perry where there is a lookout and facilities. The beach access point and on street car park is located 100 metres south of Scrub Road. This beach is a popular surf and fishing spot and is not patrolled.
Happy Valley Beach
Beach Access points 293 - 295. This is an unpatrolled ocean between Bulcock Beach proper and Kings Beach, currently has large sand bars exposed at low tide with many shallow pools ideal for young children to wade in. The foreshore is generally protected from large surf. Clarke Place Park on the foreshore has a large playground, public amenities and plenty of picnic areas. At the northern end is the Happy Valley Boardwalk to Kings Beach.
Beach Access points 272 - 275. Moffat Beach lies between Moffat Head and Tooway Lake. Moffat Beach is connected to Shelly Beach by a coastal pathway over the headland. Dogs are permitted off leash on the beach, as indicated on the provided signs from 4pm to 8am only
Point Cartwright Beach
Located below the northern face of Point Cartwright is a 400 metre long sand beach on a rock platform. This is an unpatrolled beach and is not safe for swimming. Beach Access points 196 - 197
Second Bay Park and Beach
Second Bay Park has a small off street car park, a wheelchair accessible lookout and picnic facilities with beach access down to Second Bay via stairs. Located 330 metres south of Scrub Road, this beach is unpatrolled. Boasting outstanding ocean views it provides an ideal location for wedding ceremonies and events.
Beach Access points 276 to 281. Shelly Beach lies between Moffat Head to the north and Caloundra Head to the south. The Shelly Beach Park has a playground and picnic facilities. Dogs are permitted off leash on the beach between 4 pm to 8 am (May to October) or as indicated on provided signs
Beach Access points 229 - 238. This is an unpatrolled surf beach. Public amenities, playgrounds and picnic facilities are located at John Hotton Park Beach Access point 232 and Paul Niesler Park Beach Access point 237. Beach showers are also located at Beach Access points 229, 230, 233, 234, 236, 236 and 237. Dogs are permitted off-leash at all times on this beach. Dogs are not permitted in the dunal areas or the Warana Foreshore Bushland Reserve.