Coastal village vibe all year around
PROTECTED by the headland and with a year-round holiday lifestyle, Moffat Beach very much embodies the Australian character. Beach, sand, barbecues and of course, fish and chips by the beach.
Capturing the best of beachside living with excellent residential infrastructure and great community spirit, you’ll find a variety of housing styles.
These are mostly defined by the traditional 16-perch block from the area’s early survey days, resulting in an eclectic mix from early fibro beach houses to designer apartments and highend residences.
Protected from the prevailing southerly sea breezes by a stunning headland, “Moffats” features sheltered waters for families as well as a first-class wave for surfers rolling down the point.
The suburb and beach were named after James C Moffat, a chemist from Brisbane, who established a holiday house on Moffat Head in 1883.
Postcode 4551 is now home to a vibrant coffee culture and restaurant strip as well as art galleries, a newsagent, a post office and homewares while not forgetting the essential fish and chip shop. It’s an ideal location to spend a day with family.
The most prominent landmark is its headland, around which numerous holiday apartments are clustered.
There is swimming in the protected Tooway Creek, which is the northern boundary of Moffat Beach.
Houses vary in age, from Queenslanders to low-set dwellings and about 70% are detached.
The buildings of the time around World War II reflected the laid back beach culture with a distinctive style and unique character. A good number of examples remain today and can be seen scattered throughout the seaside suburb.
When people built in the city they wanted to project their wealth and success, but it was different at the beach. Enclosure of “personal territory” was not a big consideration, and there was less desire to “tame the landscape”.
Featuring a coastal village vibe, Moffat Beach is home to one of the Coast’s popular ocean-front parks, ideal for picnics and adventures in the children’s playground.
Some of the streets to look for are Queen of Colonies and McIlwraith.
Queen of Colonies commands a dramatic north-facing aspect as it climbs along the cliff-face from Seaview Tce to the headland.
The ocean is below and quality residences make the most of the position offering both swim-friendly waters, and also a wave or two for keen surfers.
Moffat Beach is also famous for the Pa & Ma Bendall Memorial Surfing Contest. Held over the Easter weekend, it is one of Australia’s longest running contests.
Pa and Ma lived and surfed in the area during the 1960 and 1970s. Their influence on beach culture was significant throughout Australia and the surfing industry during the formative years of surfboard riding.
Just minutes from the Caloundra CBD, Moffat Beach is easily accessible to schools, hospitals, shopping and public transport, with Brisbane an easy, one-hour commute.
With a laidback lifestyle, and the beach as a backdrop, it is no wonder Moffat Beach is highly regarding with both the locals, and also the tourists who return every year to enjoy this picture-perfect location.
Looking to Moffat Headland.
Pa & Ma Bendall surfing competition..