Alexandra Headland is sandwiched between its bigger Sunshine Coast
neighbours - Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. However it retains an identity of its own, with a sense of community and a relaxed lifestyle.
Affectionately known by the locals as "Alex", it is a popular surfing destination with a patrolled surf beach. The bluff at the Headland itself offers extensive beach views with Mudjimba Island, the Maroochy River and Mount Coolum in the background.
Just over the other side of the bluff lies Mooloolaba where the beach was voted Queensland's Cleanest in 2002. Along the Esplanade you will find a wide variety of cafes and restaurants. Not far away is the Wharf where there are many specialty shops and restaurants. Here also is UnderWater World, an oceanarium with an underwater viewing tunnel for seeing an incredible variety of marine creatures up close.
In the area
To the north of Alexandra Headland is Maroochydore. Here, there are surfing beaches and the calm waters of the Maroochy River - ideal for swimming and popular with families.
Further afield, your trip to the Sunshine Coast would not be complete without a visit to Australia Zoo - home of the "Crocodile Hunter". See the crocs in action - and of course a host of other animals. Crikey!
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Photo courtesy of Queensland Tourism