My husband and I recently spent a long weekend at Moffat Beach. It has hosted the Ma and Pa Bendall Memorial Surf Competition for over 40 years and on a recent to trip, we decided to take a look and find out what else there is to enjoy in the area.
Our accommodation was at the Caloundra Central Apartment Hotel on Battery Hill, Caloundra, and for a weekend of beach hopping, shopping and eating, we were well-located. The accommodation was basic, but did the job, and had lovely communal gardens with three swimming pools! There’s also a restaurant onsite for your evening meal and BBQs to use in the communal gardens. The weather was a bit of a mixed bag but that didn’t stop us getting out and about.
The surf competition at Moffat created a lovely bustling atmosphere and we spent many hours watching the surfers and the world go by. As well as the comp to keep you entertained, there are a few little gift shops and some delightful cafes and restaurants. Our morning brekkie stop of choice was The Pocket Espresso Bar. Offering delicious Guru coffee (so good, the hubby had two) and a yummy menu – It did not disappoint. My husband opted for the Turkish BLT and I devoured the zucchini fritters. Despite being very busy, the service was excellent and the food divine. We returned here on our final day for coffee and a takeaway muffin – They were selling like hot cakes.
Moffat Beach, a small seaside community known for its vibrant strip of cafes and restaurants 🏖️ 🌊
Posted by The Great Day Out on Wednesday, 10 October 2018
There are other eating establishments such as Sunny’s @ Moffat, Blackwater Trading Company and Café by the Beach. We enjoyed a little tipple one evening at the Blackwater Trading Company as we watched the rain come in, and there was live music to keep us entertained. If you want to purchase a few holiday mementoes, then look no further than the Moffat Beach Collective. Selling gifts, toys and clothes for both adults and children alike, it’s the perfect one-stop shop. There is also a lovely Seaview Artists Gallery to enjoy, showcasing some spectacular art, and the Coco Loco Club, serving up coffee, smoothies and delicious ice cream.
Moffat Beach really does offer all you could desire for a weekend escape. It’s a spectacular beach with all the facilities you’d expect, including showers, toilets and BBQs. There’s plenty of room for everyone; rock pools to play in and hunt crabs, and a water inlet where the little ones can swim safely away from the waves. When you’re contemplating your next weekend escape, Moffat Beach is certainly worth a look.
By Charlotte Hall