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.

1275 Cheap Hotels Near Kawana Beach

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is AU$247 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Located in Mooloolaba, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore Beach are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,168 reviews)
"Great location! close to plenty of restaurants and shops, secure parking on site was also very good."

Reviewed on 26 Aug. 2021

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Surfside on the Beach
Surfside on the Beach
4 out of 5
143-147 Lowanna Drive, Buddina, QLD
Located in Buddina, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Warana Beach and Kawana Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and Mooloolaba Esplanade are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (93 reviews)
"Great location, very spacious & great communication with reception"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2021

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Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters
Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters
3.5 out of 5
101 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina, QLD
The price is AU$247 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Located in Buddina, this beachfront apartment building is connected to a shopping centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Buddina Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (170 reviews)
"Lovely midweek stay close to the beach. Bummed that we couldn’t get the wifi going but the apartment had all the comforts of home."

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2020

Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters
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Nightcap at Kawana Waters Hotel
Nightcap at Kawana Waters Hotel
3.5 out of 5
136 Pt Cartwright Drive, Kawana Waters, Buddina, QLD
The price is AU$178 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Nightcap at Kawana Waters Hotel
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is AU$247 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Surfside on the Beach
Surfside on the Beach
4 out of 5
143-147 Lowanna Drive, Buddina, QLD
Surfside on the Beach
Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters
Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters
3.5 out of 5
101 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina, QLD
The price is AU$247 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters
Pacific 1/103
Pacific 1/103
3.5 out of 5
1/103 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina, QLD
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Arise Hedge
Arise Hedge
3.5 out of 5
5 Bermagui Cres, Buddina, QLD
The price is AU$399 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Arise Hedge
NEW  CLEAN  UPMARKET  2B  2B Apartm,   OCEAN VIEWS,   250m to  BUDDINA BEACH!!
NEW CLEAN UPMARKET 2B 2B Apartm, OCEAN VIEWS, 250m to BUDDINA BEACH!!
NEW CLEAN UPMARKET 2B 2B Apartm, OCEAN VIEWS, 250m to BUDDINA BEACH!!
The Hedge Unit 412, 5 Bermagui Cres,Buddina
The Hedge Unit 412, 5 Bermagui Cres,Buddina
The Hedge Unit 412, 5 Bermagui Cres,Buddina
Penthouse unit with beach views
Penthouse unit with beach views
Penthouse unit with beach views
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