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Kings Beach
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Kings Beach pool.jpg
Population 2,191 (2006 census)
 • Density 3,130/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4551
Area 0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location 2 km (1 mi) E of Caloundra
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Bribie
State electorate(s) Caloundra
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Kings Beach:
Moffat Beach Shelly Beach Coral Sea
Caloundra Kings Beach Coral Sea
Caloundra Coral Sea Coral Sea

Kings Beach is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, located within the Caloundra urban centre directly east of Caloundra CBD.

History

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.

Heritage listings

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
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