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Dicky Beach, Caloundra

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published September 26th 2016
Far From the Madden…ing Crowds
Dicky Beach, Caloundra, family-friendly beach, Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park, caravan sites, self-contained motel style units, pool, tennis court, BBQ's, laundry facilities, Dicky Beach Skatepark, Dicky Beach Surf Club, Pacific Ocean
Parks overlooking the water - Image: Elaine de Wet


Did you know that Dicky Beach is the only recreational beach in the world to be named after a shipwreck? Yep, it is named after the iron steamboat, the SS Dicky, which ran aground during heavy seas in 1893. It was refloated, but with heavy seas once again, the ship did an about-turn back onto the sand, where it stayed. The SS Dicky was then used as a venue for dances until an upset kerosene lamp destroyed the whole ship.

In 1963, the propeller was removed to use on a memorial cairn, accompanied by a plaque provided by the Queensland Women's Historical Association and this is where we found ourselves.

Dicky Beach, Caloundra, family-friendly beach, Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park, caravan sites, self-contained motel style units, pool, tennis court, BBQ's, laundry facilities, Dicky Beach Skatepark, Dicky Beach Surf Club, Pacific Ocean
Propeller from the SS Dicky - Image: Elaine de Wet


In one of the most family-friendly beach areas we've encountered on the Sunshine Coast, with a filled to capacity holiday park, Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park seeming to have an endless variety of fun activities for the family to become involved in. This Holiday Park's entrance is quite deceptive, making it look smaller than what it actually is, but with 84 powered tourist caravan sites (eleven of these with perfect water views); 53 un-powered tent sites and twelve self-contained motel style units, one soon realises there's a lot more there than meets the eye.

Dicky Beach, Caloundra, family-friendly beach, Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park, caravan sites, self-contained motel style units, pool, tennis court, BBQ's, laundry facilities, Dicky Beach Skatepark, Dicky Beach Surf Club, Pacific Ocean
Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park - Image: Elaine de Wet


Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park has it's own swimming pool, tennis court, camp kitchen, BBQ's, children's playground, three laundry facilities (with coin operated washing machines and driers); a recreation room; free wi-fi and direct access to the patrolled beach - one can understand why this is such a popular destination for families.

Dicky Beach Skatepark is only 50 metres from the Holiday Park and is obviously a very popular spot for children of all ages - a great place to expend some surplus energy.

Dicky Beach, Caloundra, family-friendly beach, Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park, caravan sites, self-contained motel style units, pool, tennis court, BBQ's, laundry facilities, Dicky Beach Skatepark, Dicky Beach Surf Club, Pacific Ocean
Dicky Beach Skate Park - Image: Elaine de Wet


And with the Dicky Beach Surf Club within such close proximity and open every day for lunch and supper from 10.00 till late, there's an opportunity for a meal (or two), Latin night every Wednesday from 7.00pm, live on screen footy games all add to the entertainment value of visiting Dicky Beach for a holiday.

Dicky Beach, Caloundra, family-friendly beach, Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park, caravan sites, self-contained motel style units, pool, tennis court, BBQ's, laundry facilities, Dicky Beach Skatepark, Dicky Beach Surf Club, Pacific Ocean
Idyllic Surrounds with Direct Access to Patrolled Beach - Image: Elaine de Wet


Locals and holiday-makers were lazing in the lagoon, fishing, biking, surfing, rollerblading - an idyllically safe location on the Pacific Ocean, 'far from the madden..ing crowds' of more touristy destinations.
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Why? To escape the 'madden...ing' crowds
When: Any time you need a break from the city
Where: Dicky Beach, Qld, Australia
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