Kings Beach Surf Club

About Us

Welcome to Kings Beach Surf Club, a cherished establishment dedicated to promoting beach safety, fostering community spirit, and providing exceptional experiences for our members and guests. 

Nestled along the stunning coastline of Caloundra, our club has been a beacon of surf lifesaving excellence and a gathering place for beach enthusiasts for 90 years.

Our Commitment to Powering the Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club

At Kings Beach Surf Club, supporting our surf lifesavers is our top priority. The team at Met Caloundra SLSC are highly skilled individuals who work tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of beachgoers. Equipped with the latest rescue equipment and extensive training, our surf lifesavers patrol the pristine shores of Kings Beach, offering peace of mind to all who visit. 

We are proud to be an integral part of the Kings Beach community and its reputation as a safe and family-friendly beach destination.

Kings Beach Surf Club


Our Values

The Kings Beach Surf Club is a not for profit venue, that offers it’s patrons Bar, Bistro and Gaming facilities, with all proceeds going directly to support vital life saving activities on Kings Beach.

We have recently completed a significant redevelopment of the club, being the construction of an open air deck, for the use and enjoyment of members and patrons.

To assist the funding of this initiative, we have offered individuals and businesses the opportunity to contribute to it’s construction through our “Buy a Board” campaign.

Community and Inclusivity

We believe in the power of community and the strength that comes from coming together. Kings Beach Surf Club is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can connect, socialise, and form lifelong friendships. Whether you’re a passionate surfer, a dedicated swimmer, or simply looking for a place to unwind, our club welcomes you with open arms. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone feels like they belong. 

Facilities and Amenities

Our club boasts state-of-the-art facilities designed to enhance your experience. Enjoy a refreshing drink at our bar, indulge in delicious cuisine at our bistro, or relax on our newly constructed open-air deck while soaking in the breathtaking views of the beach. We offer a range of amenities, including modern changing rooms, function spaces for special occasions, and a vibrant gaming area for those seeking a bit of excitement.

Community Outreach and Engagement

We take great pride in giving back to the community that has supported us throughout the years. Through various community outreach initiatives, we actively support and engage with like-minded organisations and community groups. 

Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to our beautiful coastal region, we invite you to join the Kings Beach Surf Club family. Experience the excitement and sense of purpose that comes with being a part of our thriving surf lifesaving community. Whether you’re interested in becoming a member, attending our events, or simply enjoying the facilities, we look forward to welcoming you to Kings Beach Surf Club.

For more information, contact our friendly team or visit our membership page to start your journey with us. Together, let’s create memorable moments, ensure safety on our beaches, and celebrate the beauty of the surf and sand.

Kings Beach Surf Club
Kings Beach Surf Club

Club History

Our journey began in 1933 when Caloundra was a quaint fishing and holiday village, home to only 700 to 1000 residents. Back then, there was no electricity, and rainwater tanks provided water while backyard thunderboxes served as the family toilets. The town’s roads were unpaved, lacking kerbs and channelling, and only a handful of motor vehicles could be seen. During this time, locals and vacationers enjoyed swimming in both the surf and still waters, but there was no official lifesaving club.

Originally known as the Metropolitan Life Saving Club, our club was established in Brisbane as a unit of the Royal Life Saving Society in 1924. Mr Walter Soden served as our first President, with Mr Ivan Gillespie as the inaugural Secretary. Initially, we patrolled Ocean Beach on Bribie Island until 1933, and in 1930, we became affiliated with the Surf Life Saving Association. In the Christmas season of 1932, the Landsborough Shire Council approached our Club, requesting our members to patrol Kings Beach during the holiday period. 

Several of our members volunteered, and tents were set up at the northern end of Kings Beach in front of Fristrom’s shop and Boarding House, where the boys had their meals. The participants cherished this experience so much that the entire Club decided to relocate from Bribie to Caloundra. A few members who had ties to Bribie chose to remain and establish a new Club, the Bribie Island Surf Life Saving Club.

In recognition of our move, the Metropolitan Club changed its name to Metropolitan-Caloundra Life Saving Club, later adding the word “surf.” Our second hut, located behind the surfing area at Kings Beach, was completed in December 1933 and officially opened by Councillor Bray on January 28, 1934. However, due to subsequent cyclones, the hut had to be relocated twice. Eventually, we settled in our present Clubhouse, close to the original spot where our pioneering members had their tent accommodation in 1932.

With the assistance of the State Government and the Landsborough Shire Council, we erected a brick Clubhouse near Margery Path, Kings Beach, in 1958. This impressive facility, valued at the time at approximately $16,000, was officially inaugurated on November 1, 1958, by the President of the North Coast Branch, Hon F R Nicklin, who also served as our Club’s Patron.

Today, Kings Beach Surf Club welcomes you with open arms. Situated by the saltwater pool at the northern end of Kings Beach, our club offers a beautiful modern restaurant, a bar with gaming facilities, and a breathtaking view overlooking the Brisbane Shipping Lane. We have recently undergone stunning renovations and now boast a contemporary, value-packed menu. Our friendly and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect place to unwind and savour delicious food, beverages, entertainment, and the company of fellow beachgoers.

Every Friday night, you can put on your dancing shoes and enjoy live music from 6:45 pm. We also provide activity packs with all kids’ meals and offer great value specials on our blackboard, where our chef takes delight in presenting handpicked favourites.

Come and experience the warmth of Kings Beach Surf Club, where the rich history and vibrant present meet to create unforgettable moments.