8.9 out of 10

Golden Beach

Ranked 16th best suburb in Sunshine Coast
-26.8270211029594 153.117665315816
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A very pleasant locality"

This area is great for us because it is so close to Caloundra CBD yet far enough away not to attract the rabble element like Kings Beach. If you like a quiet stroll or an energetic jog or bike ride along the Esplanade there are several kilometers of pathway interspersed with little parks with BBQs, playgrounds, or friendly local stores and cafes. The Power Boat Club has a fantastic relaxed ambience to its restaurant, bar and entertainment area and the food is great. There are multiple jetties, beaches and groynes to fish from or launch a kayak to explore Pumicestone Passage and Bribie Island beyond. If you must have the Shopping Mall experience there are several of varying sizes within 20 minutes drive at the most. The mountains of Montville and Maleny are half an hour away for a greener and cooler atmosphere. Service and trade suppliers can all be found locally.
Pros
  • Laid back atmosphere
  • Short drive (or walk) to all amenities
  • Low density development, wide roads and footpaths
Cons
  • Some older dilapidated dwellings
  • No surf here
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"No longer "God's waiting room" - great place for young families"

We moved from the UK to Caloundra in June 2008 and bought a property in Golden Beach 5 months later. Living one street back from the Esplanade is ideal. Walking distance to local shops, three minutes walk to Esplanade and beach path that takes you to CBD one end and Bells Creek the other. Great for walking and cycling. We have a boat and kayak and the two boat ramps are only 5 mins drive away. The beach is great for children - take your dinghy and swim over to the exposed sand banks at low tide and see the soldier crabs, its amazing. Not as built up as the other beaches and great for exploring. I would highly recommend this as a superb place to live and no longer to be regarded as "God's waiting room".
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Has in the past been a very quiet place to live but that has been changing."

Golden Beach was known as 'the retirement village' but over the years that has changed and a lot of the old fibro beach houses have been pulled down and apartment blocks have taken their place. These apartment blocks have been either for permanent living or holiday accommodation. Most of the people that holiday in Golden Beach are families with young children (because the swimming area is safe) or retirees.

Golden Beach is just that far enough away from Caloundra not to be inconvenient, but it is a little quieter in this area than other parts of Caloundra city.

Golden Beach runs along the shores of the Bribie Passage and therefore those that like to sail, fish, swim, windsurf or any other water sports, will find this a good place to stay.

There is not much here for singles and they tend to stay more over at Kings Beach area where there is some night life on offer.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees