Dicky Beach, Queensland

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Dicky Beach
Sunshine CoastQueensland
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Dicky Beach
Coordinates 26°46′59″S 153°07′59″E / 26.783°S 153.133°E / -26.783; 153.133Coordinates: 26°46′59″S 153°07′59″E / 26.783°S 153.133°E / -26.783; 153.133
Population 1,489 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1,650/km2 (4,280/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4551
Area 0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location 3 km (2 mi) NE of Caloundra
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Bribie
State electorate(s) Caloundra
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Dicky Beach:
Battery Hill Currimundi
Battery Hill Dicky Beach Coral Sea
Caloundra Moffat Beach
SS Dicky in December 2012

Dicky Beach is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, located within the Caloundra urban centre.

The area was named after the iron steamboat, the SS Dicky, which ran aground during heavy seas in 1893.[2] It was refloated, but again, heavy seas turned the ship about and back onto the sand where it remains to this day. Dicky Beach remains the only recreational beach in the world to be named after a shipwreck.[3]

Dicky Beach is a patrolled beach, and is home to the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club. It has been awarded numerous awards, including the 'DHL Queensland Surf Life Saving Club of the Year' in 2009. There is also a caravan park in the area.

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