Kingscliff, New South Wales

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Kingscliff is a coastal town just south of Tweed Heads in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and is part of Tweed Shire. At the 2006 census, Kingscliff had a population of 6,016 people.[1]

Kingscliff is a beach community offering a variety of holiday accommodations. Together with the villages of Chinderah and Fingal, it is a tourist destination that provides beach and estuary access for swimming, surfing, fishing and water sports.

Its main street, Marine Parade, contains many cafes, shops and accommodation located directly across from Kingscliff beach and creek. The town also contains two primary schools and a state high school.

An oceanway allows pedestrians and cyclists to move from the historic centre of town out to the emerging new communities along the Tweed Coast in a sustainable manner.

Kingscliff was the home to Peter and Jeremy Oxley who formed the 1980s band, The Sunnyboys.[2]

A scene from the movie Aquamarine was filmed on Marine Parade in late 2007.

Kingscliff Wolves DFC is the local football club and plays in the local Gold Coast Competition.

The main Kingscliff beach has in the past suffered from severe erosion, with portions of the caravan park and beachside carparks being threatened or reclaimed by the sea.[citation needed]

Sport and recreation[edit]

A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including the Cudgen Hornets, the local rugby league club who play home games at Ned Byrne Field. In September 2009, Kingscliff hosted a stage of the World Rally Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kingscliff (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Tracee Hutchison (1992). Your Name's On The Door. Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Enterprises. p. 42. ISBN 0-7333-0115-0. 

Coordinates: 28°16′S 153°34′E / 28.267°S 153.567°E / -28.267; 153.567