Kings Beach, Queensland

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Kings Beach
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Kings Beach pool.jpg
Coordinates 26°48′04″S 153°08′28″E / 26.801°S 153.141°E / -26.801; 153.141Coordinates: 26°48′04″S 153°08′28″E / 26.801°S 153.141°E / -26.801; 153.141
Population 2,191 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 3,130/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4551
Area 0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location 2 km (1 mi) E of Caloundra
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Bribie
State electorate(s) Caloundra
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Kings Beach:
Moffat Beach Shelly Beach
Caloundra Kings Beach Coral Sea
Caloundra Coral Sea

Kings Beach is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, located within the Caloundra urban centre directly east of Caloundra CBD.

History[edit]

Kings Beach was named after the King family, the first residents in the area. After living at Moffat Head in James Moffat’s home for a while, they moved to the Kings Beach area in 1893[2]

Within Kings Beach's boundaries is Wickham Head, a headland off which the hospital ship AHS Centaur is believed to have been sunk by Japanese submarines in 1943.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

Kings Beach has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

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