Kings Beach, Queensland facts for kids
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
|Population||2,191 (2006 census)|
|• Density||3,130/km2 (8,100/sq mi)|
|Area||0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)|
|Location||2 km (1 mi) E of Caloundra|
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
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
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