In recent years, Dicky Beach has come into its own with new housing estates like the prestigious Driftwood, off Tinbeerwah Street, offering trendy beach homes just 200m from the surf. Other pockets, including the stretch along Tooway Creek towards the beach have become investment 'gold'.
Median Age: 48
% of Owners: 60.3%
% of Renters: 36.2%
Best Feature: See the remaining hull of the S.S Dicky ship!
Beerwah Parade, Wilson Avenue, Neill Street, Cooroora Street and Mackay Street have a mix of housing, with many older, original holiday homes having been bought and renovated while others have remained in the family.
Despite skyrocketing house prices, Dicky Beach remains a traditional coastal community, with its shopping strip opposite the beachfront caravan park.
Residents and visitors are attracted to its beautiful beach with its long stretch of clean white sand, just north of Caloundra. Many surfers come here for a good wave and is a popular beach to bring your dogs off-leash.
Dicky Beach is also home to the Caloundra Golf Club, a skate park and the hull of the ship SS Dicky which ran aground during heavy seas in 1893. The decks that once rang with the sounds of celebrations and local dances have been destroyed by fire, with the ship now little more than a skeleton of the hull. Dicky Beach itself extends north toward Point Cartwright and south to Moffat Beach. The beach is patrolled every day of the year and is renowned for its safe swimming and quality surf.
Some of Dicky Beach's best features include being a pristine and daily patrolled surf beach, absence of high rise buildings, plenty of ocean views, local shopping strip, caravan park and a combination of older and new style homes and apartment blocks.