Feel the sand between your toes
BLENDING original houses with substantial new infrastructure projects, the beachside area of Wurtulla is undergoing a major transformation.
Yet with picture-perfect beaches and well-kept parks, the area remains popular with the locals and provides a great Sunday afternoon stroll along the beach with opportunities to explore the untouched ocean front.
The word and meaning for Wurtulla first came from the local Aboriginal language, meaning “southward”, and was named by Kawana Estate employees in the 1970s.
Neighbouring Birtinya and Currimundi, Wurtulla is one of the six sections of the 9km stretch that runs from Point Cartwright to the Currimundi Creek mouth.
Separating the beach from the housing estates, is a vegetation strip lining the foreshore.
With housing being built and development under way, only the southern, 1km strip bordering Wurtulla Beach down to Currimundi Creek is likely to remain natural, as an environmental park.
Immediately to the north is the new Bokarina Beach beachfront residential community.
Wurtulla has two neighbourhood shopping centres but is set to benefit from major developments on its doorstep.
The mixed-use residential, retail and tourism hub is a key component of Stockland’s $5-billion Oceanside community anchored by the new Sunshine Coast Public Hospital.
Bokarina Beach will have road, footpath and cycleway connection to Birtinya town centre and waterway connection under Nicklin Way to Lake Kawana.
The new Bokarina Beach community will feature a surf club and community centre.
The infrastructure and development in the Bokarina/Birtinya areas will have a positive impact on Wurtulla.
Older beachside and canal-front homes are being revamped, raising the standard of houses to compete with prestigious new houses popping up.
The median house price at September 2017 was $520,000, according to CoreLogic, down slightly on the $533,000 at the start of the year but up from the $400,000 five years ago.
The median price for units in September was $350,000.
Wurtulla Beach is a gorgeous stretch of coastline but the nearest patrolled swimming area is at Currimundi, on the southern side of Currimundi Creek.
Surfers brave almost any conditions to catch that perfect wave, and Wurtulla provides numerous beach breaks along the foreshore.
Pumping best in moderate swell and accompanied by the high tide, Wurtulla is known for its rip holes and deep longshore troughs.
With rock fishing off Point Cartwright, and the possibility of dropping a line in at the creek mouth, this is a haven for keen fishermen.
Popular with locals and their dogs, Wurtulla Beach is not only family friendly but also a dog off-leash area from section 226 to 247.
With the sea breeze straight off the ocean, the sand between your toes and a coastal lifestyle, what more could you wish for in a place to call home?
Wave of the day at Wurtulla.