Picture by Nathan Barro: Lake Nagu Nagu, Queensland, Australia

Friday, 25 April 2014

A Weekend at Dicky Beach

We have had a couple of camping trips lately with one of them being a weekend (2 nights) at Dicky Beach on the Sunshine Coast.

I have to say that I loved this caravan park for a break.  The park was lovely and not too big.  The amenities were spotless and the kids enjoyed the pool and the recreation room.

We booked a premium ocean view site which had a concrete slab and power and water and this was the view from the caravan.  You can't really beat it.

A few steps the the right of here and there was a small skate park where Nathan spent most of his free time.

And a few steps forward from the fence and this was what you saw, the inlet and then gorgeous surf beach.

On the surf beach there is a shipwreck, although there is not much left of it these days it is still good to see and very close to the swimming section of the beach.

The beach is patrolled which is excellent and Emma and I spent a lot of time here.

A few paces over the inlet to the right of our van was the surf club.  We went here for dinner on the Saturday night and we were impressed.  The dress code was not fancy which is perfect while camping and the meals were very reasonably priced and huge and delicious.  When you camp at the caravan park you get a sheet of discounts for the club which is great.

If you walk in the opposite direction you will come to a little row of shops including a butcher, convenience store, fish and chip shops and cafes.  We had a huge serving of fish and chips one night which was really good value for money and we also had breakfast at one of the cafe's which was a little bit more expensive but a lovely dining experience.

This park is going on our list of favourite caravan parks and we will be back to stay soon.  I don't think you can get a better spot.   It's a park where you can park the car and not have to get in it again until you leave with everything at your doorstop.

If you are considering a trip to the Sunshine Coast consider Dicky Beach, it's worth it.  You can find the link to the website here.