Dicky Beach (1551) is the site of the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club. The beach is located 2 km north of the Caloundra town centre and is just off the main Noosa-Caloundra Road. The beach is 800 m long, extending from low rocks at the northern end that separate... Read more
Dicky Beach (1551) is the site of the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club. The beach is located 2 km north of the Caloundra town centre and is just off the main Noosa-Caloundra Road. The beach is 800 m long, extending from low rocks at the northern end that separate it from Curmmundi Beach, to a bluff and rock platform at the southern end. The beach faces north-east and receives waves averaging 1 m, which reduce in size after rounding Caloundra Head and some offshore reefs. The small Bunbubah Creek crosses the centre of the beach, with a caravan park on its banks, while beachfront houses back either end of the beach. The Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1950, sits above the north side of the creek, with a watch tower on the beach. There is a large car park just off the main road on the south side of the creek. The lower waves produce a single 60 m wide bar, that is usually attached to the beach and cut by three to four rips during and following higher waves. Two permanent rips run out against the northern and southern rocks.
A moderately safe beach under normal wave conditions and away from the rips at either end. However, high waves produce additional rips along the beach. The patrolled area in the centre of the beach, in front of the surf club, is the safest location.
The beach usually has a low beach break. However a moderate to high swell can produce a peaking left and right over the northern rocks, named Ann Street after the backing street.
A popular spot for people staying in the caravan park, with most fishing off the rocks at each end, or from the beach and in the small creek.
A very accessible, smaller beach used by locals and people staying at the caravan park. It usually has lower waves than the longer beaches to the north, plus the added protection of the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club.Read less
SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1551