Golden in name and pos­si­bil­i­ties

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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.

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