Great fam­ily desti­na­tion a play­ground for all

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SIT­U­ATED within the Caloun­dra ur­ban cen­tre is the sea­side sub­urb of Kings Beach which was named af­ter the King fam­ily, the first res­i­dents of the area.

Well known Bris­bane politi­cian Robert Bull­cock, pur­chased a large area of land at Caloun­dra around 1877.

Al­most 40 years later, a por­tion of the par­cel was sub­di­vided, to be fol­lowed al­most a decade later with a sub­di­vi­sion op­po­site Kings Beach.

By 1930, the North Coast as it was known, was be­com­ing in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar as a sea­side re­sort.

Guest houses at­tracted hol­i­day-mak­ers and Bris­bane res­i­dents were es­pe­cially drawn to the Caloun­dra area, very much just as they are to­day.

When it comes to nat­u­ral beauty you’ll find Kings Beach rates high on most peo­ple’s list. Along with pris­tine sur­rounds, it’s an ap­peal­ing district at­tract­ing peo­ple from all over the globe.

A lo­cal icon is the Kings Beach bathing pavil­ion; her­itage-listed chang­ing rooms sit­u­ated in Or­monde Tce. De­signed by Clifford Plant, the rooms were built in 1937 to en­tice even more hol­i­day mak­ers to this beach.

Re­gal in name and ma­jes­tic in what it has to of­fer, Kings Beach ticks all the boxes plus more with daz­zling sand and clear blue wa­ter.

Al­though tech­ni­cally not ocean, the beach has dou­ble the swim­ming op­tions thanks to a beach­front, salt­wa­ter swim­ming pool. How nice it is to swim in the salt air, with­out any wor­ries of dump­ing waves.

Kings Beach is an idyl­lic place for the whole fam­ily as it of­fers gen­tle con­di­tions year round.

Home to the Metropoli­tan Caloun­dra Surf Life Sav­ing Club, you can rest easy that the kids are safe to splash about on the pa­trolled shore­line.

Few restau­rants have the awe­some views that our surf clubs can boast of and this one is no ex­cep­tion.

To sat­isfy both tourists and lo­cals, there are many eat­ing op­tions to ex­plore along Kings Beach. From au­then­tic Ital­ian to spicy Thai, there is a flavour to suit ev­ery taste­bud.

From taste­buds to taste in mu­sic, the an­nual Caloun­dra Mu­sic Fes­ti­val comes to Kings Beach each year for four days of sun, surf and soul.

Fea­tur­ing a di­verse line-up of Aus­tralia’s best mu­si­cians as well as in­ter­na­tional artists, the fes­ti­val brings lo­cals and vis­i­tors to­gether to en­joy world-class mu­sic, fab­u­lous food and cre­ative art en­riched in the lo­cal laid­back at­mos­phere.

Con­sid­ered by some as the king of beaches, it is this re­laxed, sea­side cul­ture that is so ap­peal­ing to so many.

Boast­ing a fes­tive at­mos­phere all year-round, Kings Beach has some­thing for ev­ery­one.

There are en­chant­ing rock pools, an ocean-front swim­ming pool, a gen­tle salt­wa­ter swell and a play­ground of wa­ter foun­tains.

Kings Beach is renowned for its favoured re­laxed sea­side life­style where you can live like a king for much less than a king’s ran­som.

A pop­u­lar beach­side lo­ca­tion for lo­cals and tourists look­ing for a swim.

Caloun­dra Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

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