Of course, there are plenty of other reasons to stay in Alexandra Headland. A charming little seaside resort town known as ‘Alex’ to the locals, this is the perfect place for a beach getaway. Expect great weather and temperatures with an average high of 28°C in summer and 20°C in winter. Come here if you want to escape the sweltering summer heat! The area is also known for having the shortest beach in the Maroochy district. With most tourists off visiting the beaches at nearby Maroochydore and Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland Beach has a relatively peaceful and intimate feel to it. Spread your towel on the white sand and relax with a good book or take a dip in the cool, clear water. Want to catch some waves? Hire a surfboard from one of the friendly surf shops or take a lesson in Surfing 101. If you prefer your sports on wheels, then head to the outdoor skate park just beside the beach. Bring your bike, skateboard or rollerblades or watch in awe as both beginners and pros perform flips and tricks on the park’s ramps and rails. The park is especially stunning at night when its concrete platforms are illuminated against the background of the crashing waves.
Just across the beach is Alexandra Parade, the main strip where most of the area’s hotels, restaurants and shops are. Check out the many stores selling surf gear, purchase some new swimmers to look your best on the beach, or just indulge in some new every day wear. Once you’ve shopped up a storm, take a seat at one of the restaurants, cafes or bars overlooking the beach; whether you feel like Italian, Indian, Thai or a good old fashioned seafood platter, there’s plenty to choose from here.
Alexandra Headland is an easy 80 minute drive from Brisbane. Once you’re here, it’s a quick six minute drive to Maroochydore or two minutes to Mooloolaba. If you’d prefer to walk and take in the fresh sea breeze, walking to Maroochydore will take you 30 minutes or 20 minutes to Mooloolaba. With some of the Sunshine Coast’s best experiences on your doorstep and heaps of family-friendly accommodation, wot’s not to love? Book your Alexandra Headland accommodation from our range below!
Hotels in Alexandra Headland start at AU$127 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.