Alexandra Headland - Holiday Destination
Alexandra Headland, known to the locals as 'Alex', is a coastal community situated on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The community is located on a beautiful spot on what is known as the Sunshine Strip - it sits between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore. The town with its laid back atmosphere and inviting beaches has become a popular spot for surfers. It is well known that off its rocky headland is some of the best surf on the Queensland coast. Swimmers can also enjoy the rolling beaches as there is a patrolled swimming area provided by the surf club.
The headland has spectacular views to Mount Coolum and north along the sweeping beach to the Maroochy River. Alex is just over 100km from Brisbane and has a population of 7000.
Alexandra Headland Accommodation
For more information about accommodation in Alexandra Headland and to book your accommodation online, check out the Alexandra Headland accommodation page.
Things to Do in Alexandra Headland
The best thing to do when in Alexandra Headlands is to pack a picnic, a towel and a good book and head down to the beach for a swim and a relaxing day hanging out on the white sands.
Families can swim a little safer knowing that the beaches are patrolled by the Alexandra Headland Surf Club. Watch the surfers ride the waves all day long or join them and rent a board. You can also sign up for surf lessons at one of the many places offering lessons along Alexandra Parade.
Located by the Alexandra Headlands Surf Club is the best outdoor skate park on the Sunshine Coast.
It's a well known place for skating and biking enthusiasts and especially popular at night for those wishing to ride in the lit up park with the sound of waves crashing on the beach in the background.
If you'd like something a little more chilled out then take your fishing rod and bait down to the sea and try and catch your dinner. With any luck you'll be BBQ'ing up a storm at the bluff's BBQ and picnic area come night fall!
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Alexandra Headland Restaurants
Most of the restaurants and cafes in Alexandra Headlands run along Alexandra Parade and overlook the beach. There's a large array of restaurants to choose from including modern Australia, Thai, Indian and plenty of fresh fish and seafood to enjoy while you watch the sun go down over the sea. One of Alex's favourite dining destinations is the Alex Surf Club located right on the beach and offering panoramic views of the area. The Surf Club offers diners three restaurant choices, all of which are well priced and generous.
Weather & Climate
Residents and visitors can enjoy a sub-tropical climate tempered by the ocean - therefore, it is never blazingly hot and rarely freezingly cold. Tropical lightning storms are common in the summer months.
The temperature ranges from 21°C to 28°C in the height of summer and 10°C to 20°C in winter. Visit the Weather page for more information about the Sunshine Coast climate and current weather conditions.
Getting to Alexandra Headland
Alexandra Headland is just over 1 hour 20 minutes drive from Brisbane, or about 100km. The Bruce Highway is the nearest highway to the coastal town. Visit our Getting to the Sunshine Coast and Getting Around the Sunshine Coast pages for transport options.