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Alexandra Headland

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Affectionately referred to as “Alex” by locals, Alexandra Headland is a suburb that is nestled between Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. Alexandra Headland is best known for its clean, open and patrolled beach, which is a favourite for swimmers and surfers and boasts great wave breaks all throughout the year. If you want to enjoy a beachside barbecue without wrestling the crowds for a hot plate, then this is the place to come. There is a wide grassed area overlooking the beach where you can set up a picnic at one of the many tables or stoke a barbecue on one of the free to use hot plates.

Alexandra Headland

Although it is a fairly small area, there are several attractions such as a large skate park; the Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, which is a popular spot for meals and socialising and the ten pin bowling alley. The proximity to local attractions makes it an excellent place to base yourself on a Sunshine Coast holiday. There are several resorts and holiday letting apartments along the main strip that fall into each budget category.

Skydive in Alexandra Headland

Just across from the beach there is a strip of cafes, restaurants, clothing shops and a news agency. The path leading from Alexandra Headlands up over the hill to Mooloolaba is a highly popular place for walkers and joggers to burn some calories in the early mornings and late afternoons. If you are more inclined to want to chill out than exercise, then the headland is an excellent spot to take a picnic and gaze out to sea enjoying the views up to Mt. Coolum in the north and Point Cartwright in the south.

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