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Caloundra: Caloundra holiday accommodation for families

There is heaps to choose from when it comes to family Caloundra accommodation.  From gorgeous Caloundra family resorts to waterfront holiday parks, as well as plenty of self-contained Caloundra holiday rentals too.

As well as a huge choice in the type of Caloundra holiday accommodation – there are also many different beaches to choose from. So whether you prefer the calm waters of Golden or Bulcock Beach, the surf of popular Kings Beach or the more laid-back beaches like Moffat and Dicky – there is a beach to suit pretty much everyone.

If you’re just planning your Caloundra family holiday, this is definitely the right place to be.  In this guide, I’m going to help you choose not only the best Caloundra beach to base yourself for your family getaway but also the best place to stay in Caloundra too. 

All the accommodation options I’ve included in this guide provide excellent value for money, have great onsite family friendly facilities and are in excellent locations so you can easily walk to a range of shops, cafes and playgrounds. 

So, let’s get started and find you one of the excellent Caloundra resorts or holiday apartments.

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A Quick Overview of the Best Caloundra Holiday Accommodation

Below is a super quick overview of all the places to stay in Caloundra reviewed in this guide. You can use the table below to quickly determine the best accommodation Caloundra offers for your family holiday.

For a more comprehensive review, keep reading below.

NameLocationRoom AmenitiesHotel AmenitiesNearPrice GuideBook Now
Oaks Oasis
Golden BeachHotel room with two large double beds or villa optionsPool, waterpark, play areas, mini golf & restaurant 550m to supermarket & Golden Beach
10 minute walk to Bulcock Beach
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Gemini Resort
Golden Beach2 bedrooms, kitchenette & laundryPool & BBQ area100m to Golden Beach & the Golden Beach shopping precinct 2km to supermarket$$$$Book Now
Belvedere Apartments
Golden Beach2 or 3 bedrooms, kitchen, & laundryPool & BBQ area100m to Golden Beach
200m to Golden Beach shopping precinct
1.7km to supermarket
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Big 4
Golden Beach1 bedroom with kitchenettePool, BBQ area, playground, rock climbing wall & jumping pillow500m to Golden Beach
450m to supermarket
450m to Bulcock Beach
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Watermark Resort
Bulcock Beach2 bedrooms, kitchen & laundry3 pools & BBQ area500m to Golden Beach
450m to supermarket
450m to Bulcock Beach
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Breakfree Grand Pacific
Bulcock Beach2 bedrooms, kitchen & laundryPool & BBQ area400m to Bulcock Beach
850m to Golden Beach
700m to supermarket
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Joanne Apartments
Bulcock Beach2 bedrooms, kitchen & laundry2 pools & BBQ areaAcross the road from Bulcock Beach
850m to Golden Beach
1.2km to supermarket
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Tranquil Shores
Bulcock Beach2 bedrooms, kitchen & laundryPool & BBQ area130m to Bulcock Beach
260m to supermarket
1km to Kings Beach
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Capeview
Kings Beach2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms kitchen & laundryPool & BBQ areaAcross the road from Kings Beach
1.1km to Bulcock Beach
800m to supermarket
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Kings Bay Apartments
Kings Beach2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen & laundryPool & BBQ area500m from Kings Beach
1km to Bulcock Beach
700m to supermarket
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Lindomare Apartments
Kings Beach2 bedrooms, kitchen & laundryPool & BBQ area300m to Kings Beach
1.2km to Bulcock Beach, 1km to supermarket
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ULTIQA Shearwater Resort
Kings Beach2 bedrooms, kitchen & laundryPool, gym, sauna, & restaurant130m from Kings Beach
1.3km to Bulcock Beach
1km to supermarket
$$$$Book Now
Raintrees Resort
Moffat Beach2 bedrooms, kitchen & laundry2 pools & BBQ area100m from Moffat Beach
850m to supermarket
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The Norfolks on Moffat
Moffat Beach2 bedrooms, kitchen & laundryPool & BBQ area350m from Moffat Beach
1.6km to Kings Beach
1.2m to supermarket
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Portobello By the Sea
Dicky Beach2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen & laundryPool & BBQ area120m to Dickey Beach
750m from Moffat Beach
190m to supermarket
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Dicky Beach Caravan Park
Dicky BeachStudio unit & kitchenettePool, BBQ area, games room & playgroundDirect access to Dickey Beach
160m to supermarket
900m from Moffat Beach
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Where to stay in Caloundra with Kids

Caloundra is a very large area with many beaches, so you will need to decide which beach you want to base yourself, before you choose your Caloundra holiday accomodation. 

To help you make this decision, I have provided an overview of all the Caloundra Beaches and what each offers families.

Golden Beach

Golden Beach: Golden Beach Family Accommodation

Golden Beach is on the shores of the Pumicestone passage.  Protected by the tip of Bribie Island, Golden Beach provides calm waters perfect for families.  This is also where the Caloundra Coastal walk commences.

There are a variety of parks along Golden Beach.  Playgrounds can be found at Ayliffe, Fraser and Westminster Parks. Fraser Park has a great range of play equipment for the kids, and there is also a great sandy patrolled beach here.

At Bill’s Boat & Bike Hire and Golden Beach Hire (both of which are along the Esplanade at Golden Beach, Sunshine Coast), you can hire a range of equipment, including boats, kayaks, bikes and SUP.  This is a great way to explore the waters of the Pumicestone Passage and the northern tip of the Bribie Island National Park surrounds.  You may also like to go further afield and explore the mansions on nearby Pelican Waters canals.

While there are a few cafes at the southern end of Golden Beach, there are not many cafes along the northern end; however nearby cafes in downtown Caloundra are a short walk away.  A block back from the beach along Landsborough Parade between Beattie and Nelson Streets, you will find a range of shops and cafes, including fish and chips, Chinese, Thai and a bakery.

While essentially a quiet residential area, Golden Beach accommodation includes Oaks Oasis Caloundra Resort, Golden Beach Holiday Park, Gemini Resort Caloundra, Riviere on Golden Beach, Moorings Beach Resort, Windward Passage Caloundra Apartments, Sandy Shores Luxury Holiday Units, Ramada Resort and Belvedere Apartments.  See further information about some of these Golden Beach, Caloundra accommodation options below.

Bulcock Beach

Bulcock Beach: Bulcock Beach accommodation for families

If you like the calm waters of Golden Beach but want to be closer to the action, then Bulcock Beach is probably a perfect choice for you.  Bulcock Beach is a popular Caloundra Beach with families, particularly ones with small children, due to the combination of both soft waves and calm waters.  This is one of my favourite beaches in Caloundra.

This is also the place to be if you need to be close to shops as all the main shops and cafes of Caloundra are 5 minutes’ walk away, including cinemas.

There is also a gorgeous park at Happy Valley, with large trees providing lots of shade and plenty of green lawn for picnics.  The kids will love the playground area; there is a large fort and pirate ship with various climbing equipment and slides.  There is also swings here.  

If you would like to spend your Caloundra holidays here, Bulcock Beach accommodation includes Rumba Beach Resort, Cerulean Apartments, Monaco Resorts, Waterview Resort, Breakfree Grand Pacific, the Waterford Prestige Apartments, Joanne Apartments Caloundra, Centrepoint Apartments and Tranquil Shores.  See further information about some of these Bulcock Beach Apartments below.

Kings Beach

Kings Beach: Kings Beach accommodation for families

One of the most popular Caloundra beaches is Kings Beach.  As well as the beach, here you will find a free saltwater pool, various clubs and restaurants, playgrounds and a multitude of Caloundra holiday accommodation.

The beach here is a surf beach with gorgeous white powdery sand.  If surf beaches aren’t your thing, head to the free 25 metre seawater swimming pool along the Kings Beach foreshore.  The pool is great for kids and has plenty of seating and shade as well.

Just left to the beach and pool are the Kings Beach rock pools.  The kids will enjoy fossicking and exploring sea life.

Little ones will love Lions Park and Kings Beach Park, which both have a great playground with climbing nets, ramps, slides and other play equipment.

Kings Beach accommodation includes Rolling Surf Resort, Shearwater Resort, Casablanca Beachfront Apartments, Kings Edge, Lindomare Apartments and Capeview Apartments.  See further information below about some of these Caloundra holiday rentals Kings Beach offers below.

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach: Caloundra family accommodation

Shelly Beach, Caloundra is a very pretty but rocky beach, so while not ideal for swimming, the Shelly Beach rock pools are excellent for fossicking and exploring marine life.  Over 20 different marine species live in the rockpool ecosystem, including sea cucumbers, octopus, sea hare, and coral.

The parklands around Shelly Beach are lovely with a playground, BBQ and picnic facilities.

Shelly Beach is mainly residential; however, there are some nearby Caloundra resorts and apartments, such as Sea Point Ocean Apartments.

Moffat Beach 

Moffat Beach: Where to stay in Caloundra

Moffat Beach is a picturesque surf beach and is ok for swimming depending upon the wave conditions.  However, it is the ideal beach for surfers and home to one of Australia’s longest-running surf competition; The Ma and Pa Bendall Classic.  Tooway Creek also spills out onto the beach here, which is great for small kids to splash about in.

There are two great kids playgrounds here at Moffat Beach Park and Eleanor Shipley Park, both offering fantastic views of the Moffat Beach Headland.  This beach is very pretty – in my view, the prettiest beach in Caloundra.

There are a couple of good cafes along Seaview Terrace, and although Moffat Beach accommodation is somewhat limited, there is Norfolk’s on Moffat Beach and Raintrees Resort.  See further information about these Caloundra hotels below.

Dicky Beach 

Dicky Beach: Best place to stay in Caloundra

Dicky Beach Caloundra is a popular beach for families with its surf beach, skate park and playgrounds, not to mention one of the few places where you find Caloundra beachfront accommodation.

While the town of Dicky Beach is a small area, there are a few good cafes.  Dicky Beach accommodation is limited – but some popular spots include Dicky Beach Caravan Park and Portobello by the Sea.  Further information about this holiday accommodation Caloundra has can be found below. 

Currimundi Lakes

Currimundi Lakes:

Currimundi has a gorgeous lake well protected from the wind.  There is a large shallow sandbank, perfect for swimming, particularly for families with small children.  The depth of the water varies from ankle to waist-deep.  Around the lake are huge she-oaks, paperbarks and banksia trees that provide plenty of shade.

The lake is also the ideal spot for kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.  You can bring your own equipment or hire from Kitethrills.

There is also a playground close by to the lake at Cliff Hargreaves Park.  Here you will find BBQ facilities and toilets.

If you prefer a surf beach, just around the corner, you will find Currimundi Surf Beach.

Cafes are relatively limited in the area, with only Coco’s Beach Cafe and Kite Thrills Beach Espresso Bar in the area.

Unfortunately, there is no Currimundi holiday accommodation in terms of hotels or resorts; however you may be able to find some good private holiday houses Caloundra has.   

Caloundra Family Accommodation

Below I have reviewed some of the best low cost options for the best family accommodation Caloundra offers.

Oaks Oasis Resort

When looking where to stay in Caloundra, Oaks Oasis Resort is hard to ignore. This relaxing resort is set amongst 10 acres of landscaped tropical gardens. Perfect whether you’re looking for Caloundra hotel accommodation or Caloundra holiday apartments.

The Oaks, Caloundra has a variety of accommodation suitable for everyone like hotel style, executive family rooms with two large beds, two bedroom villas that sleep 4 people and three-Bedroom Villas, able to sleep up to 6 guests.

If you usually opt for self-contained accommodation, don’t dismiss the hotel-style rooms straight away. Rooms at Oaks Oasis Resort Caloundra are surprisingly spacious, and there is plenty of space for a family of 4. There is no kitchen, but rooms do come with a small fridge and some cutlery and crockery, so it’s possible to prepare snacks and breakfast in your room. Also, the bathroom is a perfect size, so the whole family can be in and out without squashing past each other!

Apartments and villas at The Oaks Resort, Caloundra, are spacious. However, sizes vary by price, and all include a well-stocked kitchenette with a dishwasher, private balcony, flat-screen television, free wifi and air conditioning throughout. Baby cots/extra beds are also available but do have to be requested in advance.

One of the best things about Oasis Caloundra is the resort facilities! There is something for everyone with an outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, water play park with splash pool, waterslides and fountains, and volleyball and tennis courts. In addition, there is putt-putt golf, a sandpit, a climbing frame and a giant Kangaroo Jumper. There is even a restaurant and bar with poolside access. The Oasis Resort, Caloundra, also has free parking for guests with their own vehicles.

Location/Distance:

  • Supermarket – 550m
  • Golden Beach (northern end) – 500m
  • Bulcock Beach – 1km
  • Kings Beach – 2.2km
  • Moffat Beach – 3.5km

Why we love it?

This holiday rental Caloundra offers has lots of activities for children, including an outdoor pool, water park and play area, which means you won’t have to deal with bored kids.

What’s not to love?

As much as the cheaper rooms are lovely, all the beds are in the same room, which could pose problems for some families.

Summary

Oaks Hotel, Caloundra offers reasonably priced holiday accommodation in Caloundra with different options to suit different families in a nice quiet area, with ample kids entertainment right on your doorstep!

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Gemini Resort Caloundra

The Gemini Resort apartments (also often called the Gemini Towers Caloundra) is a beachfront Golden Beach Resort, Caloundra offers, overlooks Pumicestone Passage and offers well stocked, comfortable self-contained accommodation.

These Caloundra accommodation apartments have two bedrooms and can accommodate up to 4 people with one double bed and two singles. This holiday apartment Caloundra has provides the option of garden views or ocean views.  All individual apartments have a kitchen with a dishwasher, two bathrooms, laundry, air conditioning throughout, free wifi and television with Netflix.

These Caloundra holiday units have a restaurant on site, BBQ areas, full-size tennis courts, a sauna room, table tennis and even a private beach with loungers and umbrellas included. There is also a walk-in heated pool that is great for little ones who like to splash in the shallow area.

Location/Distance:

  • Supermarket – 2km
  • Golden Beach – 100m
  • Bulcock Beach – 2.4km
  • Kings Beach – 3.7km
  • Moffat Beach – 5km

Why we love it? 

This holiday accomodation Caloundra offers has a great pool for families and young ones, thanks to the walk-in design.

What’s not to love? 

The lack of a bathtub may not be ideal for some families with very young children. 

Summary

With comfortable, self-contained accommodation and a great outside BBQ and pool area, this Golden Beach holiday accommodation has everything a family will need to enjoy a break in Caloundra.

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Belvedere Apartments

If you are looking for a little more space but don’t want to pay a fortune for Caloundra beachfront accommodation, Belvedere offers 3 bedroom apartments for nearly the same price as a two bedroom!  It’s perfect if you’re after one of the budget Golden Beach holiday rentals.

These holiday apartments Caloundra has come with either two or three bedrooms and are all very spacious. Two bedroom apartments can fit up to 4 guests in a double bed and two singles, whereas three bedrooms can fit up to 6 in two singles and two doubles.

The apartments feature air conditioning throughout, a kitchen with an oven and dishwasher, a large balcony area with outdoor dining, laundry facilities and an open plan living and dining area inside with flat-screen television and comfortable sofas. Three bedroom apartments even have two bathrooms to make sharing much easier!

The Belvedere apartments Caloundra has a small outdoor pool and a BBQ area alongside a giant noughts and crosses game to keep kids entertained while adults cook. Right across the road is a playground, picnic and BBQ area overlooking the beach. Free parking is available for all guests and free wifi is available throughout the hotel and in all rooms.

Location/Distance:

  • Supermarket – 1.7km
  • Golden Beach (lifeguard tower) – 100m
  • Bulcock Beach – 2.2km
  • Kings Beach – 3.4km
  • Moffat Beach – 4.6km

Why we love it?

An extra room for hardly any additional cost makes these an excellent option for larger families or those with kids who hate sharing!

What’s not to love?

The pool is small, but the beach and playground are right across the road, so there is still plenty to keep kids entertained.

Summary

This Golden Beach Caloundra accommodation offers larger families or those who need a little more space the chance to enjoy everything Golden Beach has to offer without having to pay an over the top premium for the extra room.

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Big 4 Caloundra Holiday Park 

Big4 Caloundra

Big 4 are well known for offering budget accommodation and heaps of great facilities and the Big 4 Caloundra holiday park is no different. 

There is a range of accommodation options at the Caloundra Big 4 holiday park, with the most budget option being a one bedroom villa. These can sleep up to 4 guests in one double bed and one set of single bunk beds and, if you’ve been to a Big 4 before, you’ll instantly recognise the layout.

All cabins, regardless of size, have air conditioning, free wifi and come with a well-stocked kitchenette with a hob, microwave and fridge, so it’s easy to prepare basic meals. There is also a small seating area, dining area and an outdoor deck. 

The Big 4 Caravan Park, Caloundra, isn’t just about cheap accommodation though, as there are many excellent facilities on site. There is a great outdoor pool for kids with shaded sections and waterslide, as well as a rock-climbing wall, jumping pillow, playground and pedal carts for hire. In addition, guests have access to shared laundry facilities, an outdoor BBQ area and free parking. 

Location/Distance:

  • Supermarket – 450m
  • Golden Beach – 500m
  • Bulcock Beach – 450m
  • Kings Beach – 1.8km
  • Moffat Beach – 3.2km

Why we love it?

As with all Big 4 parks, this Caloundra waterfront holiday park offers accommodation at budget prices that are hard to beat!

What’s not to love?

Don’t expect a splash park like some Big 4s or the Oaks oasis resort, but the small swimming pool here still provides great fun for the kids.

Summary 

This Caloundra waterfront caravan park offers families on a budget the chance to stay right on the waterfront in comfortable accommodation and enjoy excellent park facilities for kids.

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Watermark Resort

Families looking for cheap places to stay in Caloundra would be hard pushed to find anything more suitable than Watermark Resort.

Family accommodation at Watermark Resort is in two bedroom, air-conditioned apartments that can sleep 4 guests in one double bed and two single beds. Each apartment features a balcony offering water views, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and dishwasher, open plan living/dining with flat screen tv and laundry facilities within the bathroom, and a bathtub, making it perfect for little ones.

This Caloundra waterfront accommodation has 3 outdoor heated swimming pools (1 heated year-round), a spa, BBQ area and a private boardwalk for fishing and other water activities. There is free parking on site, and all guests have access to free wifi throughout.

Location/Distance:

  • Supermarket – 450m
  • Golden Beach – 500m
  • Bulcock Beach – 450m
  • Kings Beach – 1.8km
  • Moffat Beach – 3.2km

Why we love it?

This Caloundra resort accommodation offers three pools to choose from, so guests are spoilt for choice with swimming options.

What’s not to love?

There really isn’t much not to love with these holiday units Caloundra offers.  You get a lot for your money, although the apartments are a little smaller than some of the higher-priced options.

Summary

Budget Caloundra Sunshine Coast accommodation doesn’t have to mean compromising on facilities.  Accommodation at the Watermark Resort provides everything families need to enjoy a great holiday in Caloundra.

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Breakfree Grand Pacific 

For families, after affordable self contained accommodation Caloundra has, then the Breakfree Grand Pacific is worth considering.  This affordable resort even provides families with and an outdoor area with stunning views over the water.

Two bedroom accommodation sleeps up to 4 family members in a double bed and two single beds. Apartments are compact but have everything needed to cater for yourself with a well-stocked kitchen, laundry facilities, a lounge area and even an outdoor balcony. This Caloundra Beach accommodation also features air conditioning, flat-screen televisions and free wifi.

The hotel also has a large outdoor pool with two shallow areas perfect for little kids and two spa pools for adults. All guests also have access to a fitness centre and games room and free parking and wifi throughout the resort.

Location/Distance:

  • Supermarket – 700m
  • Bulcock Beach – 400m
  • Golden Beach – 850m
  • Kings Beach – 1.4km 
  • Moffat Beach – 2.8km

Why we love it?

If you’re after the places to stay Caloundra has with stunning views – this is ti!  The views from the pool and spa area are really something special.

What’s not to love?

Rooms are a little compact, but they have a good layout, which easily fits all the necessary facilities.

Summary

Compact accommodation is well stocked and in easy walking distance of both Golden Beach and Bulcock Beach and the shops and a supermarket.

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Joanne Apartments Caloundra

If having the beach close by is important to your family, these Bulcock Beach holiday apartments are in a prime location right across the road.

Family accommodation at Joanne Apartments comes in two bedroom apartments that can sleep up to 4 guests in one double bed and two single beds. These apartments are open plan, and there is a small but comfortable lounge area, separate dining and a well-stocked kitchen with a dishwasher and oven. Each apartment also has laundry facilities, air conditioning and free wifi throughout.

This apartment block offers free on site parking for guests, there are two swimming pools, one of which is heated during the winter, and BBQ facilities are also available.

Location/Distance:

  • Supermarket – 1.3km
  • Golden Beach – 850m
  • Bulcock Beach – Across the road!
  • Kings Beach – 800m
  • Moffat Beach – 2.4km

Why we love it?

The proximity to the beach is really hard to beat and makes this Bullcock Beach accommodation really convenient.

What’s not to love?

There is no bathtub, which may be a small issue for some families with young children.

Summary

Joanne apartments offer comfortable and well-equipped apartments just a stone’s throw from the beach and perfect for a relaxing family break.

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Tranquil Shores 

Tranquil Shores Bulcock Beach accommodation is within easy walking distance to the beach, and some apartments even have great ocean views.

All of these two bedroom apartments have air conditioning and free wifi for guests. Two bedroom apartments can fit up to 4 guests in one double bed and two single beds and each one has its own private balcony. The open plan dining and lounge area is spacious and has a flat-screen television and the fully stocked kitchen is ideal for those who wish to cook for themselves.

The Tranquil Shores holiday apartments have their own partially covered swimming pool and a heated spa pool for guests to use and a paved BBQ area with seating. In addition, every apartment comes with one covered parking space. 

Location/Distance:

  • Supermarket – 260m
  • Bulcock Beach – 130m
  • Golden Beach – 1.6km
  • Kings Beach – 1km
  • Moffat Beach – 3km

Why we love it?

Having a partially covered pool is great if you want to keep energetic kids off the beach and out of the sun in the middle of the day.

What’s not to love?

All apartments are accessed via stairs, and there are no lifts, which may be an issue for families with prams and young children.

Summary

Tranquil Shores is great accommodation Bulcock Beach offers with spacious and well-stocked apartments within easy walking distance to the beach and only a few minutes walk away from local shops and restaurants.

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Capeview Apartments

Located opposite Kings Beach, Capeview Apartments Caloundra are self-contained apartments, some with balconies offering ocean views towards Moreton Island.

These Caloundra accommodation Kings Beach has offers two bedroom family apartments.  One bedroom comes with a large double bed and the other with two single beds. The open plan living and dining area have enough seating for the whole family, flat-screen television and DVD player and the fully stocked kitchen even has a dishwasher. Every one of these Kings Beach holiday rentals comes with air conditioning, free wifi and laundry facilities.

This Kings Beach holiday accommodation offers guests the use of a heated swimming pool and BBQ facilities and outdoor dining areas, and there is free parking on site.

Location/Distance:

  • Kings Beach – Across the road!
  • Supermarket – 800m
  • Bulcock Beach – 1.1km
  • Golden Beach – 2.6km
  • Moffat Beach – 1.8km

Why we love it?

These Kings Beach apartments, Caloundra offers have two bathrooms which mean not having to wait around for the kids in the morning and is a real bonus.

What’s not to love?

The pool is a little on the small side but, with the beach, just a few minutes walk away, it’s probably not a big issue for many.

Summary

Capeview Apartments have everything a family will need to enjoy a relaxing break in Caloundra with plenty of space, 2 bathrooms and private balconies to make the most of the view.  Overall great holiday accommodation, Kings Beach offers.

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Kings Bay Apartments 

Kings Bay Apartments provides families with the chance to stay in the area for a much lower price than many surrounding Kings Beach Qld accommodation options and still has everything needed for a relaxing family break.

The two bedroom apartments at Kings Bay can accommodate up to 4 guests in one large double bed and two single beds. There are laundry facilities, 2 bathrooms, an open plan lounge and dining area and a kitchen that is well stocked and even comes with an oven and dishwasher.

Despite being budget accommodation Caloundra has, the property features an outdoor heated pool for guests and BBQ facilities and free onsite parking for each apartment. 

Location/Distance:

  • Kings Beach – 500m
  • Supermarket – 700m
  • Bulcock Beach – 1km
  • Moffat Beach – 1.7km
  • Golden Beach – 2.3km

Why we love it?

This is perfect if you’re after affordable and cheap accommodation in Caloundra? Most accommodation in the area is very expensive!

What’s not to love?

Lack of air conditioning means these apartments might not be convenient for some families in the peak of summer, but ceiling fans are throughout.  You should find them fine though during the cooler months.

Summary

Kings Bay offers affordable accommodation for families just a few minutes walk from Kings Beach and plenty of conveniences nearby.

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Lindomare Apartments

At Lindomare, you will find modern, fully self-contained apartments that can comfortably accommodate families with everything they need to enjoy their holiday in Caloundra.

Family accommodation at Lindomare is in two bedroom apartments that can fit families of 4 in one large double bed and two single beds. There is a spacious, open plan living and dining area and the fully equipped kitchen has everything you’ll need during your stay. All apartments are fully air-conditioned and have a large private balcony with an extra dining area.

The complex has a heated outdoor pool and BBQ facilities for guests and free parking for each apartment and free wifi throughout the building.

Location/Distance:

  • Kings Beach – 300m
  • Supermarket – 1km
  • Bulcock Beach – 1.2km
  • Moffat Beach – 1.6km
  • Golden Beach – 2.3km

Why we love it?

Having a bathtub in the bathroom is a nice little bonus for families with little ones.

What’s not to love?

Unfortunately, there is no toddler pool which may not be ideal for families with, particularly young children.

Summary

The Lindomare Apartments provide well equipped family accommodation with a larger than average private balcony and is only a few minutes walk from beautiful Kings Beach.

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ULTIQA Shearwater Resort 

The ULTIQA Shearwater Resort offers modern Kings Beach holiday accommodation close to the beach with some convenient facilities on site.

Family apartments usually sleep up to 4 in one double bed and two singles, but the resort will add a small cot bed for a small extra cost. These apartments are spacious, and the open plan living/dining area is a good size for families. The kitchen is well stocked, the bathroom has a shower and a spa bath, and every apartment has its own private balcony with a seating area. Free wifi and air conditioning are available in every unit.

The resort also offers some good facilities with a heated outdoor pool, a fitness centre with a sauna, free covered parking, and a restaurant on the ground floor. In addition, every booking includes breakfast, which is great for taking the pressure off in the morning.  All of this makes it one of the best hotels in Caloundra, particularly for families wanting that all inclusive resort feel without breaking the budget.

Location/Distance:

  • Kings Beach – 130m
  • Supermarket – 1km
  • Bulcock Beach – 1.4km
  • Golden Beach – 2.6km
  • Moffat Beach – 1.6km

Why we love it?

Having breakfast included in the room price is a nice extra touch and one less thing to worry about during your holiday.

What’s not to love?

The pool at the resort is quite small, but you’re only a few minutes walk from the beach.

Summary

The Shearwater Resort provides modern accommodation that is spacious and has everything families of up to 5 need with the option to self cater or a great restaurant right on site.

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Raintrees Resort

Raintrees Resort, Moffat Beach offers affordable townhouse accommodation that is spacious and comfortable in a great location close to Moffat Beach.

Each townhouse at Raintress on Moffat Beach can sleep a family of 4, sleeping in one large double bed and two single beds. They include a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and oven and an open plan living/dining area. In addition, all of the townhouses have laundry facilities, 2 bathrooms and a private balcony or courtyard, and air conditioning throughout.

This Moffat Beach holiday accommodation has two outdoor swimming pools, one of which has a water slide and BBQ facilities for guests to use. There is also free on site parking for every townhouse.

Location/Distance:

  • Moffat Beach – 100m
  • Supermarket – 850m
  • Golden Beach – 3.2km
  • Bulcock Beach – 2.3km
  • Kings Beach – 2.52m

Why we love it?

The Raintrees Resort, Caloundra has some great swimming pools for kids, and they’ll love the water slide!

What’s not to love?

The bathroom is a little on the small side – but most are in the Moffat holiday rentals.

Summary

Raintrees provides affordable accommodation perfect for families on a budget who don’t want to compromise on quality or facilities.  This is a great resort for families after Moffat Beach holiday rentals.

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The Norfolks on Moffat 

If you’re after Moffat Beach accommodation which has absolutely everything your family needs for a relaxing holiday at the beach – then you’ll love the Norfolks Apartments, Moffat Beach.

The Norfolks on Moffat Beach family apartments can sleep up to 4 guests in one large double bed and two single beds. There is a fully equipped kitchen for those who wish to cook their own meals and even a dishwasher. The open plan living and dining area is spacious and has plenty of seating and a flat-screen television. All Norfolk Moffat Beach apartments also come with laundry facilities, free wifi and air conditioning throughout.

The complex has a heated outdoor pool with ocean views, a hot tub, sauna room and barbecue facilities for guests. There is also free onsite parking provided with each apartment.

Location/Distance:

  • Moffat Beach – 350m
  • Supermarket – 1.2m
  • Kings Beach – 1.6km
  • Bulcock Beach – 2.4km
  • Golden Beach – 3.3km

Why we love it?

This accommodation Moffat Beach offers has excellent ocean views from the on site pool and just across the road from the beach, makes it super convenient for families.

What’s not to love?

The kitchen is a little smaller than some other options on our list but still well enough equipped to cook for yourself.

Summary

The Norfolk Apartments provide well equipped accommodation in a prime location directly opposite Moffat Beach and the esplanade playground.

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Portobello by the Sea

If you’re looking for Dickey Beach accommodation, then you’ll love Portobello by the Sea.  This complex provides family friendly, self-contained apartments just a short stroll to the Dicky Beach.

These Dickey Beach holiday rentals come as two bedroom apartments that sleep families of 4 in one queen size bed and two single beds. The open plan living and dining area is a good size and has sliding doors leading to a private balcony with another dining area. Apartments also feature a good kitchen with a dishwasher and oven, two bathrooms, laundry facilities, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi for guests.

This accommodation Dicky Beach offers has facilities such as a heated outdoor pool, which has a shallow area perfect for little ones, there is a restaurant on site and each apartment comes with free parking.

Location/Distance:

  • Dickey Beach – 120m
  • Supermarket – 190m
  • Bulcock Beach – 3.1km
  • Kings Beach – 2.8km
  • Moffat Beach – 750m
  • Golden Beach – 3.5km

Why we love it?

The location here is great, with the beach, shops and cafes right on your doorstep.

What’s not to love?

The kitchen is a little on the small side, but they manage to fit in everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Summary 

Portobello by the Sea is a lovely resort in a great location for families who want to be in a quiet area but still have plenty of conveniences really close by.

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Dicky Beach Caravan Park Caloundra 

Caloundra Holiday Parks are great for families and a great one to consider is the one at Dicky Beach.  The Dicky Beach Holiday Park is an excellent option for any family looking for budget accommodation as well as some great facilities. 

The holiday park offers studio units that are compact but manage to fit a lot in. They can sleep families of 4 in one double bed and one set of single bunk beds. There is a small en-suite bathroom with a shower and a kitchenette suitable for preparing basic meals and snacks and includes a stovetop, microwave and fridge. All units also have air conditioning throughout.

This Caloundra Holiday Park offers families plenty to do with a partially covered swimming pool, full size tennis court, children’s playground, BBQs and a recreation room with a pool table and arcade games. There is even direct beach access to Dicky Beach. 

Location/Distance:

  • Dickey Beach – direct access from the park
  • Supermarket – right across the road
  • Moffat Beach – 900m
  • Kings Beach – 2.9km
  • Bulcock Beach – 3.2km
  • Golden Beach – 3.7km

Why we love it?

The price is tough to beat, and you don’t compromise on facilities, plus there is direct beach access!

What’s not to love?

Studio style accommodation might not suit all families or light sleepers due to everyone sleeping in one room.

Summary

This Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park offers families on a budget the chance to holiday in Caloundra and still have some great facilities on site and within the accommodation.

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Where to Book your Caloundra Holiday Accommodation?

So where is the best place to book your accommodation in Caloundra? 

Personally, I prefer to use Booking.com for my accommodation in Caloundra, as I find they not only offer a great range of accommodation options, but in most cases, you don’t need to pay anything upfront, AND you can cancel if you change your mind or find a better deal elsewhere. Therefore, I have provided links to Booking.com for the above Caloundra accommodation, or you can click here.

You will find that sites like Groupon or Scoopon offer some great Caloundra accommodation specials from time to time.  So you might want to check there before making your bookings.  You can go here for Groupon or here for Scoopon.  Just note though – that usually, once you book with sites like Groupon or Scoopon, there is no ability to cancel.

Other Sunshine Coast Accommodation

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