Golden in name and possibilities
WITH a name like Golden Beach, what more needs to be said?
Hugging the shoreline of Pumicestone Passage, the glistering views across the shallow blue waters attract many locals and tourists.
Looking across the blue waters towards the tropical green and sandy wonders of Bribie Island, you would have to agree that a view this stunning, truly is golden.
While moving with the times from earlier years, this classic beach town has retained a lovely sense of yesteryear with a wonderful vibe, yet managing at the same time to retain the comforting sense of a tightly knit community.
It is little wonder that locals are proud to call Golden Beach home.
With developments of modern high-rises and stunning beach houses accommodating the continuous flow of tourists, growing resident numbers and retirees, it is no surprise that people continue to settle in, to become new Golden Beach locals.
Prior to World War II, Golden Beach was nothing but sandy wallum country blooming with golden wattles.
Development began in the 1950s, however it was the period between the 1960s and 1980s in which Golden Beach transformed into the charming seaside suburb that residents adore.
Golden Beach continues to develop, with modern homes and restaurants popping up to meet the growing population.
Lined with dining options, this strip is popular with dedicated foodies, with an array of options to choose from.
The Powerboat Club is a top pick among locals, where you can relish waterfront dining, a games room as well as live entertainment.
A hot spot for brides and grooms to say ‘I do’, this club draws a classy crowd, where a night time’s enjoyment often transforms into lifelong memories.
For a less formal outing requiring simple footwear or none at all, the golden strip of glistening sand and turquoise sea is a playground for the young and forever young.
An ideal location for fish and chips along the waterfront, this is a popular spot for family gatherings or meeting up with friends.
Beginning from the east and passing through the west of Golden Beach is a canal from Pumicestone Passage.
The calm water is a great spot to get the kayak or canoe wet. Just be careful not to get bogged.
The passage is shallow and narrow with shifting sand and mud banks.
At two metres deep, the passage provides beautiful aqua and golden patterns from the sand below. Not only does this make it a postcard perfect lookout, but the kids will love swimming in the shallow calm water.
For a more adrenaline seeking sport, try your hand at jet skiing or wind surfing.
There is always something for the footy fans. The Caloundra Sharks Rugby League Club has all the action. With several different age divisions, there is never a dull moment on the field.
While this charming coastal suburb has all the key elements for the ultimate Australian holiday; sand, ocean, plus a good mix of high-rises and holiday homes, it retains a welcoming community feel.
Listen as the seagulls sing and smell the salty aroma. What more could you wish for?
Looking towards Golden Beach from Kings Beach.
Kite surfer in the Pumicestone Passage.