Holidays in Kawana Beach

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Relax at one of the Sunshine Coast’s most attractive beaches, where fishing is abundant, the surf is great and the rolling waves are perfect for swimming.

With clean white sand and tumbling surf, beautiful Kawana Beach has one of the Sunshine Coast’s most idyllic shorelines. This unspoilt stretch of coast has excellent surfing breaks, a patrolled area for swimming, beach fishing and rock fishing off Point Cartwright.

Bask under the sun during a day of relaxation at one of the longest beaches on the Sunshine Coast. Bring your favourite book or guitar and settle in for a day by the water. Swim or body board in the surf, take your surfboard out to the break or head into the water with your fishing rod to try your luck in the rip holes or the deeper longshore troughs.

Savour the oceanside calm with a walk along the beach. Then follow a winding path to Point Cartwright Lighthouse. Near Point Cartwright on the Parrearra Channel is the pretty La Balsa Park which has picnic and barbecue facilities. Point Cartwright also has excellent rock fishing opportunities.

The area around the beach is well worth exploring. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant in the Kawana Waters Surf Lifesaving Club or have a drink in the bar where top local and national musicians play. See a live show or sporting game at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, located in the Kawana Sports Precinct.

Pick up gourmet food and fresh produce from the Saturday Kawana Waters Farmers Market and browse locally made arts and crafts.

Behind the beach, on the opposite side of Niklin Way, are the Kawana Waters. Here you can canoe on the canals, play water sports, fish and swim. You will also find one of the biggest shopping precincts on the Sunshine Coast.

Kawana Beach is an 80-minute drive from Brisbane. It connects to Point Cartwright in the north and Currimundi Creek in the south. At 9 kilometres (5 miles) long, it is one of the Sunshine Coast’s longest beaches. Be sure to swim between the flags and in the patrolled area, as this coastal area is known to have hazardous rip tides.

1295 Cheap Hotels Near Kawana Beach

Nightcap at Kawana Waters Hotel
Nightcap at Kawana Waters Hotel
3.5 out of 5
136 Pt Cartwright Drive, Kawana Waters, Buddina, QLD, 4575
The price is AU$207 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Stay at this 3.5-star motel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a marina. Our guests praise the restaurant and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (119 reviews)
"The shower was quite narrow. A big person might struggle a little but it did the job for me. A great one night stopover hotel. The tavern has lovely marina views and the food and service was great."

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2022

Nightcap at Kawana Waters Hotel
Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters
Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters
3.5 out of 5
101 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina, QLD, 4575
The price is AU$260 per night from 11 Jul. to 12 Jul.
Stay at this 3.5-star beach apartment in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the family ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (175 reviews)
Birthday party
"Was a good area and reasonably quite good views close to shops and lifesaving club"

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2021

Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters
Hedge Apartments
Hedge Apartments
4 out of 5
5 Bermagui Cres, Buddina, QLD, 4575
The price is AU$399 per night from 31 Jul. to 1 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Kawana Beach and Mooloolaba Beach are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (9 reviews)
"Excellent location across the road from shopping centre and walking distance to beach and coastal walking trails"

Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2021

Hedge Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Kawana Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Newport Mooloolaba
Newport Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
135 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
The price is AU$198 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Newport Mooloolaba
Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters
Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters
3.5 out of 5
101 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina, QLD, 4575
The price is AU$260 per night from 11 Jul. to 12 Jul.
Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters
Hedge Apartments
Hedge Apartments
4 out of 5
5 Bermagui Cres, Buddina, QLD, 4575
The price is AU$399 per night from 31 Jul. to 1 Aug.
Hedge Apartments
Nightcap at Kawana Waters Hotel
Nightcap at Kawana Waters Hotel
3.5 out of 5
136 Pt Cartwright Drive, Kawana Waters, Buddina, QLD, 4575
The price is AU$207 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Nightcap at Kawana Waters Hotel
Surfside on the Beach
Surfside on the Beach
4 out of 5
143-147 Lowanna Drive, Buddina, QLD, 4575
Surfside on the Beach
Landmark Resort
Landmark Resort
4 out of 5
11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
Landmark Resort
Excellsior
Excellsior
4 out of 5
104 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
Excellsior
Nautilus Mooloolaba
Nautilus Mooloolaba
3.5 out of 5
30-32 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
The price is AU$360 per night from 6 Jul. to 7 Jul.
Nautilus Mooloolaba
Sailport Mooloolaba Apartments
Sailport Mooloolaba Apartments
4 out of 5
42-56 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
Sailport Mooloolaba Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.