Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
1 million Australian readers every month      list your event

Bulcock Beach & Boardwalk

Home > Sunshine Coast > Beaches | Escape the City | Fun Things To Do | Outdoor | Picnic Spots
by Heath Hewitt (subscribe)
Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
Published October 22nd 2012
Stands out as one of the Sunshine Coast's best beaches
Images of Bulcock Beach belong on the front of Sunshine Coast postcards. The crunchy sands of the beach, the calm blue ocean and the beautiful view out over the water to the northern tip of Bribie Island just define how scenic the Sunshine Coast can be. It's the perfect place for a day trip out of the city, a weekend getaway or a full fledged holiday.

Beautiful Bulcock Beach
Beautiful Bulcock Beach


The Boardwalk is a beautiful stretch of walkway running along the entire beach area - a shared pedestrial and cycle trail. It's perfect for fishing (in certain areas), running, walking, strolling and just plain old sight seeing. The Boardwalk is great for dog walking as well. Keep in mind however that this is an on leash area.

The beach is always peaceful - from the crowds to the waves
The beach is always peaceful - from the crowds to the waves


You'll find plenty of grassed areas to lie down under the shade from the tall Norfolk Trees. If you arrive at the Boardwalk early enough, you might be lucky enough to grab a table and bench right on the water's edge. It's the perfect spot for a picnic with family and friends.

The Boardwalk is a fantastic area to get in your daily exercise
The Boardwalk is a fantastic area to get in your daily exercise


The beach itself is one of the best the Sunshine Coast has to offer. It's a popular area for swimming, diving, wind surfing, boating and jet skiing. The main swimming area is patrolled by the nearby Ithaca-Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club seven days a week from September to April. This is a still water beach, so you won't get pounded by giant waves here - it's perfect for anyone looking for an easy dip in the ocean or someone swimming at a beach for the first time. If you're keen on a swim check out the conditions here.

Plenty of shade on offer thanks to the tall Norfolk Trees
Plenty of shade on offer thanks to the tall Norfolk Trees


After a day in the sun, you'll be hankering for a good feed. Luckily The Esplanade has plenty of choices on offer. Tides Waterfront Dining and Reflections are popular, as is the Sandcar Cafe Kiosk. Rosey's On The Beach is another great venue and for fish and chips, you can't go past Beachview Seafoods.

Grab a table, turn up the barbecue, and enjoy that view
Grab a table, turn up the barbecue, and enjoy that view


There sure is a lot that can be done at Bulcock Beach - so why not extend a day trip into a weekend stay. The Waterview offers four star accommodation across from Bulcock Beach, Joanne Apartments is another good choice and Tranquil Shores is as nice as its name would have you believe.

Looking out over the water to the northern tip of Bribie Island
Looking out over the water to the northern tip of Bribie Island


Bulcock Beach and the Boardwalk is the very definition of a Sunshine Coast beach - clear skies, beautiful sands and perfect ocean views. It's a must do for anyone looking to encapsulate exactly what the region is all about. Add it to your itinerary next time you're in the area.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  63
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? To experience a beautiful Sunshine Coast beach and to see the sights along the Boardwalk
When: Any time of year
Where: Bulcock Beach, Caloundra
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions