Kings Beach, Queensland

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Kings Beach
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Kings Beach pool.jpg
Kings Beach is located in Queensland
Kings Beach
Kings Beach
Coordinates26°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
Population2,788 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3,980/km2 (10,300/sq mi)
Area0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location2 km (1 mi) E of Caloundra
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Caloundra
Federal Division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Kings Beach:
Moffat Beach Shelly Beach Coral Sea
Caloundra Kings Beach Coral Sea
Caloundra Coral Sea Coral Sea

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


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:


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kings Beach (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Caloundra - Local Beach Guide Archived 12 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine 19 December 2006
  3. ^ Dunn, Peter (2006). "Sinking of the hospital ship "Centaur" by Japanese submarine I-177 on 14 May 1943 off the Queensland coast east of Brisbane". Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Caloundra Lighthouses (entry 602746)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Kings Beach Bathing Pavilion (entry 601513)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kings Beach, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons