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.

Kingscliff Beach

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.

The main Kingscliff beach has been severely affected by erosion, with portions of the caravan park and beachside carparks being threatened or reclaimed by the sea.[3] In December 2014, the state environment ministry announced it would split the $300,000 cost with Tweed Shire of an environmental impact study for a plan to build a 500-metre seawall and fill in the beach with imported sand.[4]

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.

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

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. 
  3. ^ Jonathan Atkins (11 August 2013). "Kingscliff battles beach erosion". ABC. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kingscliff seawall study funded", Echo Daily

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