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Moffat Beach



Moffat Beach is relatively small Sunshine Coast suburb located only two kilometres north of the Caloundra CBD and boarded by Dicky Beach to the north and Shelly Beach to the south. Moffat Beach is a sought after beachside location known for its pristine beach, protected from southerly winds by a solid rock headland which juts out from the coastline providing a sought after surf break which is a favourite amongst local surfers and beach goes alike. Moffat Beach is also home to the Annual Pa Bendal surfing competition which is Australia’s second oldest surfing event that has seen names like Michael Peterson, Gerry Lopez and Joel Parkinson battle it out to secure the coveted title. This event is named in honour of Australian surfing icon Charles Ben “PA” Bendall who was a passionate local suffer along with his wife Marjorie “MA” Bendall. Ma and PA are credited with bringing surfing culture to the Sunshine Coast, which is a pastime that is close to the hearts of many locals and visitors alike.


Moffat Beach has a friendly atmosphere with a bustling café strip with its own craft brewery, eclectic coffee and gift shops and stylish art galleries, it is a weekend and early morning favourite amongst locals and holiday makers in the know.


Consisting of approximately only 2000 home sites and with limited multi story development, Moffat Beach has been kept as a residential hot spot and with the most recent update to the Caloundra Town Plan, a large portion of Moffat Beach has been declared in a development protection zone. This limits future multi-unit real estate construction and gazetting a minimum lots size of 700sqm for potential subdivision.


Moffat Beach has a mix of real estate many of the original fibro or weatherboard beach homes on 400sqm allotments that were constructed in the 50’s and 60’s are situated within a close a radius of 500m from the beach. These properties have been very sought after and tend to be very tightly held with very few on the market at any one time even during slow property markets not many of these home transact on an annual basis. As you move further away you start to find 70’s and 80’s style brick constructed homes which are on more generous lots of around 600sqm to 700sqm, however there are some homes on over 1000m2 allotments.


The area has seen many of these original homes removed and new dwellings constructed especially in the past five years. Entry level for these new homes is mostly above $1,000,000 and can push above $3,000,000 for properties in premium positions such as McIlwraith Street and Queen of Colonies Parade. These properties are positioned to receive one of the best views available of any Sunshine Coast and Caloundra real estate and would be considered some of the best home sites on the Queensland coastline. These spectacular views are uninterrupted over Moffat Beach and north along the coastline as far as the eye can see to Mooloolaba, overlooking Currimundi and Wurtulla all the way north to Mount Coolum.


At certain times of the year the annual humpback whale migration passes very close by and many whales are easily seen from the beach and headland viewing areas. Moffat beach is also home to a large amount of sea turtles that are regularly seen around the headland and beach waters ways.


Before 8am and after 4pm Moffat Beach is a dog friendly beach and is a perfect location to enjoy with your four legged family members. Moffat Beach is a fantastic residential community and is considered one of the premier locations of Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast. If you are interested to know more about real estate in the Moffat Beach area or the surrounding areas of dicky beach and shelly beach please give our team at Harcourts Caloundra a call as we specialise in Caloundra beachside real estate.


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