Not as well-known as neighbouring Sunshine Coast beaches such as Kings Beach and Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach has an altogether different ambience. Popular with locals, it is rarely visited by international travellers, who have historically stuck to the beaches nearer to Brisbane 90 minutes away.
The distinctive feel of Moffat Beach comes from its blend of luxurious accommodation options, crowd-free reputation and local start-ups such as the craft brewery. The beach itself is made up of sand a rich golden colour which is separated from the area’s structures by low cliffs covered in greenery. Surfing and kayaking are popular ways to take in the coastline from the water, while the 25 kilometre Caloundra Coastal Walk provides an alternative take on the area on foot.
Family-friendly swimming can be found at the Tooway Creek inlet, although Moffat Beach is not patrolled by lifeguards. Nearby Eleanor Shipley Memorial Park contains several picnic shelters and public barbeques with ocean views.
Dogs are permitted on Moffat Beach, but must be kept on a lead between 8 am and 4 pm.
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