Holiday Homes in Dicky Beach
Beach side town
Dicky Beach is located in the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, a state in north east Australia. The coastal town is located approximately five km north-east of Caloundra, the southernmost community on the Sunshine Coast and is only one hour north of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. Its pristine sun drenched sands and varied holiday accommodation calls to visitors to partake of its relaxing beach breaks.
Dicky Beach has the inaugural honour of being the only recreational beach in the world that has been named after a shipwreck (the S.S. Dicky). In February 1893, the iron steamboat, SS Dicky was swept onto the shore by a cyclone and high seas, carrying 11 passengers and crew along with 40 tonnes of sand. The sand dispersed and all those aboard the ship were all brought safely to the beach. The ship managed to re-float, however, heavy seas turned the ship around and back onto the sand where the iron skeleton of the ship remains to this day.
For some unique holiday snaps, remember to bring along your camera from your holiday home and take some holiday photos with your family posing with the distinctive ship wreck!
The Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club has a proud history of over 50 years and regularly patrols the beach that they are named after every day of the year. Dicky Beach is known as a child friendly and safe swimming beach and stretches north toward Point Cartwright and south to Moffat Beach. The beach is also popular with experienced surfers.
Tooway Lake is located in the northern boundary of Dicky Beach and is great for those looking for calm and protected swimming. In addition to the beach and lake, there is a creek that is located close by that enters the ocean, however, it is not suitable for swimming. On the other hand, you can try your hand at fishing while you are there.
For holiday makers who enjoy walking, change from your swimming gear to comfortable clothing at your holiday apartment and walk along the boardwalk that runs from Dicky Beach to Currimundi. The length of the boardwalk is about 2.5kms and beautiful scenery of the beach and ocean can be viewed as you stroll along the boardwalk.
A park located adjacent to Dicky Beach features picnic facilities, a barbeque area and a playground for the smaller children and skate bowl for bigger children. This is perfect for families to relax and enjoy their afternoon there.
Dicky Beach also has a small shopping centre where you can buy groceries should you wish to cook a delicious meal at your self-serviced holiday apartment. Otherwise, for those who just want a holiday with no cooking involved, there are a couple of restaurants for you to dine at.
The temperature at Dicky Beach is generally warm all year round, similar to the rest of the Sunshine Coast. The summer months brings hot and humid weather with temperatures often climbing to above 30’s celsius. Along with the humidity is the accompanying shower which regularly occurs during the evening and cools the temperature down. During winter, the temperature is usually 20 – 25 celsius during the day and a little cooler during the evening. The months from July to November are the best months to holiday at Dicky Beach.
Getting there from the UK
Dicky Beach is easily reached from the UK by flying into Sunshine Coast Airport at Maroochydore and then it is a 30 minute drive to the coastal town. Alternatively, you can also fly into Brisbane International Airport and take an airport transfer that takes approximately to Dicky Beach. Dicky Beach is a great holiday spot so why not rent a nice holiday home for a fun-filled family holiday and experience the amazing Sunshine Coast with its charming hinterland.