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Kawana Beach

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.


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Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters AU$223
Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters

Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters

101 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina, QLD
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    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. Aussie World and Australia Zoo are also within 20 mi (32 km).

    Pacific 1/103
    Pacific 1/103

    Pacific 1/103

    1/103 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina, QLD
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buddina Beach and Kawana Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.

      Walk to Surf Life Saving Beach, Shops, Restaurants, Cafes, no Need for a car
      Walk to Surf Life Saving Beach, Shops, Restaurants, Cafes, no Need for a car

      Walk to Surf Life Saving Beach, Shops, Restaurants, Cafes, no Need for a car

      105 Lowanna Drive, Buddina, QLD
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Buddina, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buddina Beach and Kawana Beach. Mooloolaba Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Paradise ON Pacific - Buddina
        Paradise ON Pacific - Buddina

        Paradise ON Pacific - Buddina

        85 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina, QLD
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Buddina, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buddina Beach and Kawana Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

          NEW Upmarket Comfy 2b2b Apart, Oceanview 250m to Buddina Beach,shops,cafes,movie
          NEW Upmarket Comfy 2b2b Apart, Oceanview 250m to Buddina Beach,shops,cafes,movie

          NEW Upmarket Comfy 2b2b Apart, Oceanview 250m to Buddina Beach,shops,cafes,movie

          5 Bermagui Cres, The Hedge Apartment 517, Buddina, QLD
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the beach, this romantic apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Buddina Beach and Kawana Beach. Mooloolaba Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Mantra Mooloolaba Beach AU$171
            Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

            Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

            Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. Kawana Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Surfside on the Beach
              Surfside on the Beach

              Surfside on the Beach

              143-147 Lowanna Drive, Buddina, QLD
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buddina Beach and Kawana Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.

                Nightcap at Kawana Waters Hotel
                Nightcap at Kawana Waters Hotel

                Nightcap at Kawana Waters Hotel

                136 Pt Cartwright Drive, Kawana Waters, Buddina, QLD
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on the waterfront, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buddina Beach and Kawana Beach. Mooloolaba Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast are also within 3 miles (5 km).