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Coastal Pathway: Moffat Beach to Kings Beach

Shelly Beach
2.9km
Trail type
Skill Level
One-way Length
One-way

Enjoy a more challenging part of the Sunshine Coastal Pathway as it winds above cliffs and round Caloundra Head.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers and recreational cyclists.

HIGHLIGHTS
This is a nearly 3 km kilometre one-way walk or cycle around cliff tops and along Caloundra’s popular Shelley Beach. This section of the coastal pathway represents a more challenging walk or cycle, as it adapts to the different cliffs heights makes it ideal for fit training. Walk, jog or ride along the shoreline, pausing at times to enjoy the views; behind you to the north is Mt Coolum in the distance. At all times the ocean is close, as are the trees – she-oaks and Norfolk Pines.

At most times of the day you can count on an ocean breeze and there are plenty of places to stop and rest, such as Shelly Beach located half way. There you will find public toilets, sheltered picnic areas and, on weekends, a coffee van.

As you round Wickham Point (Caloundra Head) you’ll enjoy expansive views south to Bribie Island and the Glass House Mountains.

AFTERWARDS
The Moffatt to Kings Beach journey is part of Caloundra’s Coastal Pathway, a breathtaking nine-kilometre stretch of paths, meandering along Caloundra’s beaches from Bells Creek in the south to Point Cartwright in the north. There’s more to explore in both directions and – as in any Sunshine Coast seaside destination – cafes, eateries and picnic places abound.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Head towards Moffat Beach and find a car park near the start, which is in Eleanor Shipley Park, near Bryce Street (closest corner is Seaview Terrace).

To the end point: The walks ends at Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club / Kings Beach Park at the Northern end of Kings Beach. To get back to your vehicle it's more enjoyable to return via the coast, however you can mostly get there faster by walking down Edmund St. Buses also run along this route as well.

Enjoy a more challenging part of the Sunshine Coastal Pathway as it winds above cliffs and round Caloundra Head.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers and recreational cyclists.

HIGHLIGHTS
This is a nearly 3 km kilometre one-way walk or cycle around cliff tops and along Caloundra’s popular Shelley Beach. This section of the coastal pathway represents a more challenging walk or cycle, as it adapts to the different cliffs heights makes it ideal for fit training. Walk, jog or ride along the shoreline, pausing at times to enjoy the views; behind you to the north is Mt Coolum in the distance. At all times the ocean is close, as are the trees – she-oaks and Norfolk Pines.

At most times of the day you can count on an ocean breeze and there are plenty of places to stop and rest, such as Shelly Beach located half way. There you will find public toilets, sheltered picnic areas and, on weekends, a coffee van.

As you round Wickham Point (Caloundra Head) you’ll enjoy expansive views south to Bribie Island and the Glass House Mountains.

AFTERWARDS
The Moffatt to Kings Beach journey is part of Caloundra’s Coastal Pathway, a breathtaking nine-kilometre stretch of paths, meandering along Caloundra’s beaches from Bells Creek in the south to Point Cartwright in the north. There’s more to explore in both directions and – as in any Sunshine Coast seaside destination – cafes, eateries and picnic places abound.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Head towards Moffat Beach and find a car park near the start, which is in Eleanor Shipley Park, near Bryce Street (closest corner is Seaview Terrace).

To the end point: The walks ends at Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club / Kings Beach Park at the Northern end of Kings Beach. To get back to your vehicle it's more enjoyable to return via the coast, however you can mostly get there faster by walking down Edmund St. Buses also run along this route as well.

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
  • No drinking water available
  • Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited
Map
Reviews

Review Date: 26/10/2019

No argument from us that this is a lovely part of the coastal walkway, and one of our favourites, which we like to do every couple of weeks, although I’m a tad surprised to see Kings to Moffat referred to in the description as "a more challenging part of the Coastal Walkway" which might put people off! Yes, there’s a wee hill climb leaving Moffatt and another at Shelley Beach, but the rest is easy going. And don’t forget to take in the memorial walkway, and read the plaques along the way, and during whale season they are sure to be out there frolicking about. To make a decent walk of it do a return – leave the car at Moffat and don’t end your walk at Kings; go another 1km further along the beautiful boardwalk to Happy Valley and grab some sustenance at Bulcock Beach, and when you’re refreshed head back the same way to Moffat. Or do it Vice Versa. And a shout out to the good works that council are doing, extending the Coastal Walkway northwards from Bokarina (its looking fabulous!) with only about 2 kms of track left to do between Wyanda Park and the Pike Park, just near Kawana Surf Club, so soon you won’t need to walk along Oceanic Drive at all and can have ocean views and breezes all the way

Reviewed By: Colin

Review Date: 05/04/2019

This is truly a lovely walk, beautiful scenery plus great for fitness. I love doing this in the late afternoon as it is cooler plus i find the views so vibrant at that time of the day. I love that it gives me a good walking workout but also relaxes my mind too.

Reviewed By: sharyn

Review Date: 30/11/2018

I’ve done this walk many times it’s best done in late afternoon leaving from kings where you get the stunning views of the ocean along the boardwalk and up at Moffat beach headland. Returning back to kings you see the sun setting over the Glasshouse Mountains a great walk

Reviewed By: Ash

Review Date: 29/11/2018

A great walk, from Kings to Moffat along the pathways...look closely in the vegetation on the edge of the pathways to see blue tongue lizards in the warm weather! I prefer walking from Moffat to Kings as there is a beautiful expansive view of the water with the Glass House Mountains in the background at one particular point near the war memorial. Quite hilly and I advise to wear a hat as it can be hot. There is not a lot of water bubblers available along route, so take water too!

Reviewed By: Emily

Review Date: 28/11/2018

When you live on the coast its easy to take this place for granted, but this walk is truly world class. Where else can you take in such a magnificent walk before work, breathing in fresh air straight off the Coral Sea? Such a great start to the day!

Reviewed By: Julie

Review Date: 19/11/2018

A beautiful walk that allows you to focus on the scenery rather than the few steep hills you walk up. Some great places to stop along the way if needed, I love that the path in parts in shaded so you can get some relief from the heat. Perfect way to get fit and take in the view.

Reviewed By: Kellie

Review Date: 13/11/2018

One of the best walks on the coast. I recommend starting at Moffat Beach to walk up the Moffat Hill with fresh legs (then it is downhill on the way home). In winter you will often spot whales off the shores along this walk and regularly see the huge ships passing in the shipping channel. During low tide, you can also walk part of the walk along the rock pools and rock platform near Shelly Beach and Moffat Beach. A great family walk with plenty to see along the way for the whole family

Reviewed By: Kristy

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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