We can spend hours at Kings Beach without even trying! The beach bag stays packed so when the skies are blue we can grab it and go! The parking is fairly close to the ocean, there is the water fountain, ocean pool, rock-pools, parks, restaurants and of course the beach.
And that is basically the order of our day!
We got parking near the Kings Beach Amphitheatre and headed down towards the beach.
On the way down, just behind the amphitheatre you find a small fenced park. It’s not a huge park, but my kids love it, they say it’s one of their favourites. We usually stop here while I put suncream on the kids, then head across the road to the water fountain. There are toilets here too.
The water fountain at Kings Beach is always great fun for the kids. There is always someone there enjoying themselves in one of the many water spouts! It’s free, and right in the middle of the walkway down to the ocean pool. There are a few chairs around it so you can sit and watch the kids play too.
Just past the water fountain, down towards the ocean, is the ocean pool. You will LOVE the ocean pool! You will have to get there early for a sun-shade but there are quite a few spaced around the pool. Otherwise pull up some concrete and jump in! The pool is great, it has both stairs and a walkway down into the pool so all different aged kids can enjoy it. It’s ocean water, so can look a bit cloudy at times, but you can’t beat that salty water! There is a sea-eagle that often visits above so keep your eye open for him! Toilets here are just out of the fence near the entry gate. The pool is fenced and there is often a lifeguard there, but its still free!
From the ocean pool you will see the rocks pools around it. These are really fun to explore and wander through, but they are very slippery so hold little hands tight.
If your needing some lunch, and don’t want to move, at the entrance to the pool there is the Pavillion Kiosk where you can grab some snacks or sandwiches from, or alternatively you can head back towards the road and to your left you will find Kings Depot. The kids love the hot chips here, there is free cold water, colouring books for the kids if you sit in, its shaded AND it’s the same price if you eat in or take-away.
Once lunch is done, walk back across the road towards the beach and to the right you will find ‘Lions Park’ which has a grassed area you can play some ball games, and another small kids playground . There are BBQ facilities here too. We stop here for a quick play, re-apply sunscreen and head down to the beach! At this point our sunshelter is up and we are settled in for the afternoon!
Kings beach is a beautiful long beach, you often see container ships pass by in the distance which always impresses the kids, the waves are really fun to catch in and the water is lovely and clean as we have come to expect from all our wonderful Sunshine Coast beaches!
Kings beach is definatly a favourite of ours! We often mean to pop down for the morning but easily spend the whole day here.
Worth a mention..It has taken us ages to find a sunscreen that actually works under our hot sun. At the moment we are finding a combination of SunBum Invisible Zinc and local Sunshine Coast SurfMud works. (SurfMud works great all on its own, we just find it can be a bit messy to use at the kids hairline and around their mouth so use the invisible Zinc for that which is just a bit thicker than regular sunscreen and the SurfMud over their noses and right under their eyes). You can see the water sit on the SurfMud when on their skin it’s so nice and thick. It’s skin coloured so isn’t super obvious, but it can stain beach towels, so take some make-up wipes in your beach bag to take it off before you get into the car.