Dicky Beach is a suburb in Sunshine Coast. The location got its name from SS Dicky, an iron steamboat that sailed the seas in the late 1800s. The steamboat was shipwrecked in the area and it still remains in the same location until today. Dicky Beach is the only leisure beach that is named after a shipwreck.
Dicky Beach is a patrolled beach that is located 2 kilometres from Caloundra’s town centre. Beachfront houses and caravan parks are located near the beach, and locals and tourists enjoy plenty of water activities that can be done in the area. Visitors can also enjoy fishing at the creek located near the caravan park. Although high waves are common in Dicky Beach, it is still safe for swimmers as the central area is patrolled by the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Plenty of tourists also flock to the beach to surf the high swells.