Alexandra Headland Beach

Alexandra Headland Beach - Australia
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Known simply as “Alex” to the locals, Alexandra Headland is a laid back, surfy town in the heart of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Set just north of Mooloolaba the sandy beach here forms a continuous stretch with Maroochydore up the coast.

This section of the Sunshine Coast is quite built up but you don’t really notice that from the beach. The backdrop is mainly grassy banks and trees. Just behind the northern end of the beach is a fairly sizeable area of wooded park.

The surf here is generally a little smaller than on the coast to the north, although this doesn’t mean there isn’t good surf to be had here. It also doesn’t necessarily mean that swimming here is completely without risk. Fairly consistent rip currents run across the beach, although there is a lifeguard service to watch over swimmers.

For days where you might not want to hit the surf there is a pretty decent skate park right on the beachfront.

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  • Good fishing
  • Surfing

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