About Alexandra Headland and the Sunshine Coast
Alexandra Headland, the
rocky headland between Maroochydore and Mooloolaba, originally
Potts Point, was named after John Potts, (an
overseer for Brisbane Mayor and businessman William Pettigrew ) who resided there in 1880-90. It was renamed Alexandra
Headland in honour of Queen Alexandra.
Alexandra Headland is a coastal holiday area about 75 minute's drive north of Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. It has a tropical climate(Some rainy days in Summer (Dec, Jan, Feb) and it can be hot and humid then, a bit like Florida in Summer. But for most of the year the weather is usually wonderful, and the sea clear and sparkling. (Local beach scene) There are several rapidly developing coastal towns in the area: Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Noosa, and Caloundra. Plenty of apartment buildings for holiday accommodation up to about 10 stories high. There are lots of very good restaurants and clubs: surf-lifesaving clubs, RSL(returned servicemen's clubs, bowls clubs. All these serve meals, have poker machines, and some provide band entertainment. Usually a bit noisy, but worth a visit . All are open to bona fide visitors. The Surf Lifesaving Club at Mooloolaba has a particularly good bar and restaurant site which overlooks the beautiful and popular beach.(Surf club site)
Surfing is good in the area, to participate if expert and to watch if not. Boogie boarding (lying on small boards) in the shallows is good especially for children but please only "between the flags" where surf lifesavers keep watch. There are often narrow rips, currents leading out to sea, which can endanger the unwary. (Safe swimming zones)