Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a good base from which to explore the entire region. There are nine different beaches to choose from all within easy driving distance of the house we are sitting at. Because of our canine charges, Jasper and Tetley (pictured above), are most frequent outings were to the beach north of Dicky Beach, Currimundi Beach where dogs are allowed off the leash and it is doggie heaven and a great socialising place for them. Other beaches are Bulcock Beach where I had missed the opportunity to take a photo of the kitesurfers and wind surfers going back and forth across the estuary; Kings Beach the most popular surf beach at Caloundra, Moffat Beach, Golden Beach plus a few others.
Bribie Island is very close to Caloundra also and kayaking enthusiasts take pleasure in a leisurely paddle to the northern tip of the island across Pumicestone Passage.
Australia Zoo is also nearby. Eumundi Markets are on every Wednesday and Saturday and I was able to sample a Hungarian langos with garlic, cheese and sour cream.
The dog beach with Caloundra in the background.
This is the saltwater swimming pool at Kings Beach.
Kings Beach to the immediate right to the swimming pool above. One has a choice of the calm waters of the salt water pool or the waves which are quite tame on this day.