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|Population||2,788 (2016 census)|
|• Density||4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
|Area||0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
Kings Beach is a coastal suburb of Caloundra in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, located directly east of Caloundra CBD. In the 2016 census, Kings Beach had a population of 2,788 people.
Kings Beach was named after the King family, the first residents in the area. After living at Moffat Head in James Moffat’s home for a while, they moved to the Kings Beach area in 1893
Within Kings Beach's boundaries is Wickham Head, a headland off which the hospital ship AHS Centaur is believed to have been sunk by Japanese submarines in 1943.
Kings Beach has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 6 Arthur Street and 3 Canberra Terrace: Caloundra Lighthouses
- Ormonde Terrace: Kings Beach Bathing Pavilion
There are no schools in Kings Beach, but there are primary and secondary schools in neighbouring Caloundra.
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