Destination guide

Explore Alexandra Headland in holiday homes to rent

Alexandra Headland is a coastal town with inviting beaches, rolling surf and a laid-back atmosphere. Along with its pristine beaches, Alexandra Headland draws visitors with its headland, parks and small-town charm. Whether you’re travelling with your family or on your own, you’ll enjoy plenty of things to do near holiday homes to rent.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Alexandra Headland

Do you want to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Alexandra Headland has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Australia Zoo (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Aqua Fun Park Twin Waters (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Twin Waters Golf Club (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Aussie World (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
Outdoor activities

Must-try sports near Alexandra Headland holiday homes

The pristine beaches and diverse landscape of Alexandra Headland provide a natural playground for outdoor enthusiasts. The ideal wind and wave conditions of the coastal waters make the area ideal for surfers of all skill levels, along with windsurfing, kiteboarding, sailing and other wind sports. Kayaking, boating and fishing are also popular. Beneath the surface, you could view the vibrant, colourful marine life by snorkelling or scuba diving. A skate park for skateboarding and biking, hiking trails and walking paths are also available for land-based activities. Whatever your inclination, you’re sure to find plenty of exciting outdoor excursions to try near your holiday accommodation.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Alexandra Headland

Travellers speak highly of Alexandra Headland for its surfing. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, December, February, January and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Alexandra Headland

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Alexandra Headland is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Alex Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Maroochydore Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Mooloolaba Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Foote Sanctuary of Buderim (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Buddina Beach (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Aqua Fun Park Twin Waters (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
Beaches

Best beaches near Alexandra Headland holiday rentals

Several beautiful beaches along the coastline near Alexandra Headland offer relaxation in the sun and adventure on the surf. Alexandra Headland Beach is ideal for surfing, with many local guides offering lessons and board rentals. You could also visit Mudjimba Beach, a scenic beach with a playground and gentle waters for children to swim in, and Cotton Tree Beach, a flat, sandy beach with shallow waters and stunning views. For a more off-the-beaten-path experience, visit Pincushion Island and stroll along the unspoilt beach path that connects to the mainland.

How to get there

Transport to and around Alexandra Headland

Fly into Maroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast), the closest airport, located 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Brisbane, QLD (BNE), which is 49.4 mi (79.5 km) away.

Food & drink 

Sample local cuisine in Alexandra Headland

In Alexandra Headland, the rich bounty of the coastal waters provides the main ingredients for most cuisine. Seafood options in the area include delicacies like king and tiger prawns, sea scallops, mackerel, mud crabs, barramundi and Moreton Bay bugs, all paired with local produce from the fertile valleys of Queensland. The subtropical climate also provides rich fruits such as bananas, strawberries, pawpaws and avocadoes to pair with refreshing seafood recipes. Restaurants put a unique twist on these traditional ingredients, often fusing the cuisine of Asia or the Pacific Islands with Australian flavours. If you want to experience the regional delights of Alexandra Headland, visit a restaurant, bar or pub near your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Alexandra Headland holiday homes

Alexandra Headland has attractions to suit families with children of all ages. Holiday homes are near places like SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium, a family-friendly aquarium with a variety of marine life and educational programmes and Sunshine Castle, a castle and historic site with a museum of local history exhibits. Kids will also enjoy Bellingham Maze, an attraction with an exciting hedge maze, timber maze, rope maze and other kid-friendly activities. Older children can try outdoor activities at Ewen Maddock Dam, an earth-fill embankment dam with opportunities for fishing and kayaking, and the Cod Hole, a popular dive site in the Great Barrier Reef.

Where to stay near Alexandra Headland?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 827 holiday rentals near Alexandra Headland. From 330 Houses to 422 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alexandra Headland is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alexandra Headland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Alexandra Headland. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Suncity Tenpin: 1,821 holiday rentals
  • Alex Skate Park: 1,724 holiday rentals
  • Coolum Beach: 1,616 holiday rentals
  • Point Cartwright: 1,314 holiday rentals
  • Bulcock Beach: 1,113 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alexandra Headland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Alexandra Headland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 330 Houses in Alexandra Headland. Our other popular types of Alexandra Headland holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 422 holiday houses
  • Villas: 6 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 11 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alexandra Headland?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 529 holiday homes with pool available in Alexandra Headland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.