Sunshine Coast in focus: Alexandra Headland

Situated between the hustle and bustle of Maroochydore and Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland, known as Alex to the locals, is an idyllic coastal community with a laid back atmosphere and inviting surf beach.


Alex is an ideal location for those looking for an amazing beach, surrounded by beach front parks that boasts the liveliness and culture of its neighbouring suburbs.

Living in Alexandra Headland

Alexandra Headlands offers families and couples, both young and old, the ideal balance of coastal living with easy access to modern facilities and services. Living in Alex is easy going, and although it’s becoming more a bustling place, it still maintains that small town charm. You are always guaranteed to wake up to the salty beach air, and as you meander down for your morning juice or coffee at one of Alex’s many cafes, every local you encounter is moving at their own pace enjoying the Alex lifestyle.

For families looking to move to the area, there is an abundance of quality schools, both public and private that offer world class facilities and boast teachers with a wealth of experience. All schools are within a few minutes of each other and provide ample public transport, so you can pick and choose the best one for your child without worrying about the daily commute. Unlike living in a city, the Sunshine Coast is its own cultural hub, you won’t have to worry about driving to the other side of town to seek what you desire – it’s all waiting for you at your doorstep.

Community is key at Alexandra Headlands, and for children there is a number of things to do to keep them entertained. From the ever popular skate park situated on the beach right next to the very successful Alex Surf Club, to rainy day activities like ten pin bowling at Suncity Bowl and Underwater World for those with inquisitive minds.


It’s not just about family entertainment though, the newly opened restaurant and café at Alex Surf Club is pumping most nights of the week, while the Mediterranean themed Piano Bar in Maroochydore is an exquisite setting for those with a fondness for all things Jazz and Blues. With a variety of musicians belting out tunes from behind the Baby Grand piano every night of the week and old records spinning in the background, it’s perfect for a late lunch or night together with friends.

Real Estate Snapshot

The temptation of beachfront living with easy access to schools, entertainment facilities and fine dining establishments, reflects in the overwhelming popularity of houses and apartments in Alexandra Headlands. In the rental market, modern houses and quaint apartments/units dominate with the median price for a two bedroom unit situated to the beach sitting comfortably at $350. For a luxury home fit for the family, you can look to pay $400 to $500 for a four bedroom abode.

If you’re looking to buy in the area, simple one bedroom apartments looking over the water start at a bargain price of $250,000. However for a newly modelled home, anything over $700,000 is the starting price. Auctions are very popular in Alex, so make sure you consult your local real estate for advice.

Looking for the very best of beachfront living? Don’t ignore the attraction of Alexandra Headlands.

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