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Coastal Pathway: Bulcock Beach to Kings Beach

Caloundra
1.6km
Trail type
Skill Level
One-way Length
One-way

This path is a 1.6 km (one way) section of the Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway – a breathtaking stretch of paths that will in time meander from Bells Creek in the south to Noosa in the north.

SUITABLILITY
This is a pathway suitable for walkers, recreational cyclists, even folks in wheelchairs.

HIGHLIGHTS
Start your journey in Bulcock Beach where you can grab a coffee to go (bring your keep cup!). As you start your walk / cycle along the coastal pathway you will see breathtaking views of the Pumicestone Passage and the Glass House Mountains to the south west. Getting closer to the end of the beach you will find a boardwalk that connects Bulcock to Kings Beach. This part of the trail meanders along the cliffs' edge offering expansive views of the Passage entrance, Moreton Island and surfers catching waves. Finish the walk or cycle at Kings Beach where clear water and white sand makes this spot a perfect place for a swim.

AFTERWARDS
There are lots of option to do afterwards: have a swim; continue along The Esplanade and Victoria Terrace to Shelly Beach; return to Bulcock Beach; or if you like, after your return to Bulcock Beach, stay on the pathway and head south all the way to Jenson Park in Pelican Waters (about 3 km from Bulcock Beach).

The Caloundra’s Coastal Pathway is part of the 96 km Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway that is under construction and will stretch from Pelican Waters Bell’s Creek in the south to Tewantin in the north. There are many completed sections to explore and you can find a few listed on this site.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: This walk starts at Bulcock Beach Caloundra. Find a park on or near The Esplanade. Closest side street is Minchinton Street.

To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point.

This path is a 1.6 km (one way) section of the Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway – a breathtaking stretch of paths that will in time meander from Bells Creek in the south to Noosa in the north.

SUITABLILITY
This is a pathway suitable for walkers, recreational cyclists, even folks in wheelchairs.

HIGHLIGHTS
Start your journey in Bulcock Beach where you can grab a coffee to go (bring your keep cup!). As you start your walk / cycle along the coastal pathway you will see breathtaking views of the Pumicestone Passage and the Glass House Mountains to the south west. Getting closer to the end of the beach you will find a boardwalk that connects Bulcock to Kings Beach. This part of the trail meanders along the cliffs' edge offering expansive views of the Passage entrance, Moreton Island and surfers catching waves. Finish the walk or cycle at Kings Beach where clear water and white sand makes this spot a perfect place for a swim.

AFTERWARDS
There are lots of option to do afterwards: have a swim; continue along The Esplanade and Victoria Terrace to Shelly Beach; return to Bulcock Beach; or if you like, after your return to Bulcock Beach, stay on the pathway and head south all the way to Jenson Park in Pelican Waters (about 3 km from Bulcock Beach).

The Caloundra’s Coastal Pathway is part of the 96 km Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway that is under construction and will stretch from Pelican Waters Bell’s Creek in the south to Tewantin in the north. There are many completed sections to explore and you can find a few listed on this site.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: This walk starts at Bulcock Beach Caloundra. Find a park on or near The Esplanade. Closest side street is Minchinton Street.

To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point.

Activities and facilities
Glossary
  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for recreational cycling
  • Suitable for mountain biking
  • Suitable for horse riding
  • Suitable for kayaking
  • Drinking water available
  • No drinking water available
  • Barbeque on site
  • Picnic table on site
  • Toilets on site
  • Fires permitted
  • Fires prohibited
  • Camping permitted
  • Camping prohibited
  • Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for recreational cycling
  • Drinking water available
  • Barbeque on site
  • Picnic table on site
  • Toilets on site
  • Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited
Map
Reviews

Review Date: 26/05/2019

This walk took all my stresses away! The gorgeous ocean and the perfect length of boardwalk, coffee shops and parks. Sunshine and blue skies. What more could any Sunny coaster ask for!?

Reviewed By: Heidi

Review Date: 02/05/2019

Caloundras scenic boardwalk along kings beach through to happy valley/Clarke park. Is breathe taking beautiful anytime, sunrise to sunset. A must do for sure.

Reviewed By: Jassmine

Review Date: 30/11/2018

It is always relaxing to walk along Bulcock beach, especially at sunset. The path is well constructed, with plenty of seating options and a range of great dining options nearby.

Reviewed By: Christopher

Review Date: 30/11/2018

This is an easy, accessible walk to take on the beautiful views of the Pumicestone Passage, Happy Valley and Kings Beach areas. There is the ability to go further past Kings Beach if you wish, or turn back and return to Bulcock Beach for refreshments. The best view comes on sunset and taking in the Glass House Mountains to the west, overlooking the Passage, while having some fish & chips.

Reviewed By: Fiona

Review Date: 30/11/2018

Easy walk with amazing ocean views and the Glasshouse Mountains in the backdrop. This is really paradise on earth! Highly recommended!

Reviewed By: Marcia

Review Date: 22/11/2018

I thoroughly enjoyed walking the pathway and to experience the wonderful Pumicestone Passage and ocean views.

Reviewed By: Chris

Review Date: 22/11/2018

A short easy walk or run suitable for all ages and wheelchair friendly. The wide concrete footpaths connect onto a timber boardwalk. Seating is available along the walk so that you can stop and enjoy both the ocean breezes and amazing views.

Reviewed By: Carolyn

Review Date: 21/11/2018

Today I had the pleasure walking this great little track with some friends and found the track was well worth the little effort it takes. The track is flat, well kept and accessible by any fitness level and even wheel chair accessible. The walk makes it way past the entrance to the river and gives you a great vantage point to take in the beautiful blues of both the sky and the water around you. The board walk is well constructed and is wide enough to cater for large groups walking together who like to share a yarn along the way. It was 30 degrees today but the between the breeze and the shady areas along the walk, there was always of opportunity to stop, have a rest and take in the great views. Do yourself a favour and get out there do this great little walk.

Reviewed By: Grant

Review Date: 13/11/2018

A beautiful scenic walk that can be done at a leisurely pace or at a faster pace if wanted. Nice wide paths that allow people to pass easily. Can get busy early morning and on dusk.

Reviewed By: Kellie

Safety

IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL '000'.

Always Adventure Safely!

  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
  • Use the trails with consideration for your abilities, be prepared for the adventure ahead:
    • Be aware of the weather conditions, found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/.
    • Always wear appropriate clothing, focus on good footwear.
    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
    • Be Sun Safe!
    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
  • Just getting started try this site for good useful information: https://www.trailhiking.com.au/hike-safety/
  • Sunshine Coast Council does it’s best to maintain current information but things can change so always be aware that a trail may not be as listed in this guide, and report and issues via our feedback link.

Maintenance and Enquiries

Sunshine Coast Council

For any issues with this experience please contact:

Sunshine Coast Council via 07 5475 7272 or via e-mail: adventure@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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