Bulcock Beach to Moffat Beach

Sunshine Coast

Enjoy a challenging part of the Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway, as it winds above cliffs and round Caloundra Head, with fantastic views of the Glass House Mountains, Bribie and Moreton Islands to the south and to the north the beach all the way to Point Cartwright, with Mount Coolum in the distance.

Picnic Facilities
Wheelchair Accessibility
Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Head to Caloundra Esplanade and use the Happy Valley car park at the northern end of Bulcock Beach.


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Route/Trail Notes:

Start from the car park at Bulcock Beach, head north towards Kings Beach, from here, the pathway goes over Headland Walkway with its commemorative War Memorial Plaques. Continue along Des Dwyer Walkway past a likely deserted Shelley Beach onto O'Donnell Walkway and finally down to Moffat Beach.

Return by the same route.



Other References/Comments:

The grassed area at Bulcock Beach is a popular evening spot to have a glass in your hand and enjoy the sunset over the Glass House Mountains in the distance. There are numerous points along the way for a swim or to grab a coffee. Old Surf Shacks nestle alongside multimillion style apartments, which add to the fun, as osprey sour overhead and in season whales play offshore.

As with all the sections of SCCP, you can do them in either direction, role one or more together, or get someone to drop you off and pick you up further along the track.

There are numerous points along the way for a swim, grab a coffee or a bite to eat. Take your dog for a swim, but check the beach entry points for any restrictions.


Walked from the end at the mouth of Bells Creek through to Currimundi today, lunch at the cafe and then an Uber back. It was a beautiful day with a soft breeze and an amazing blue sky. There are a few short hills on this section to get up on the headland but easily done.

Bobbe on 10 Oct, 2020

Coastal (urban)walk at its best. Enjoyed especially the many rock platforms close to Bulcock Beach and the more secluded Shelley Beach.

Wanderlust on 30 Mar, 2020

On ANZAC Day 2016, we did our own Walking Wounded charity walk of 42.2km from Pelican Waters to Cotton Tree along the then Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway (SCCP). It took us twelve hours (including stops for coffee and lunch) and we had blisters on blisters.
So now (2019/20), is an opportunity to break the walk down into smaller easier achievable sections that everyone can enjoy, including walking sections along the beaches and will likely extent beyond Cotton Tree and include new pathways that have been created in the last three years.
This section from Caloundra's Bulcock Beach to Moffat Beach (likely to be called Section 3) I have done a number of time, but today, I chartered it correctly and enjoyed taking in the splendid ocean views across to Bribie and Moreton Islands.

F.A.B. on 12 Dec, 2019

Enjoyable walk. We started south of Bulcock Beach and walked to Moffat Beach and back. The first half of the walk was relatively busy and flat. The second half was quieter but hilly.

Ian and Sue on 25 Aug, 2019

Great waterfront walk for everyone

Adzventurez on 16 Apr, 2019

Have completely these walk 100s of times over the years and still one of my favourites by the beach ✨

Grace K on 8 Nov


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