Situated next to the ocean pool at Kings Beach, stands a stunning heritage-listed building with a rich history.
During the 1920s public bathing in seawater became widely accepted, and various councils became competitive in their quest for holidaymakers with Queensland establishing several seaside resorts.
Constructed in 1937, as part of a development project to transform Kings Beach into a premier holiday destination, this architectural gem showcases unique design elements such as glazed brick columns and windowsills which reflect the Mediterranean influence that characterised similar pavilions of the time.
By 1994, four of these pavilions were established.
According to the local press of the day, the pavilion was designed to be an adornment to the beach with vibrant red roofs that added a pop of colour to the already picturesque scenery. Inside, you would find a small, charming kiosk, a small spare room, an entrance vestibule with a ticket booth, and open-air toilet wings.
During the 1950s, the Surf Life Saving Club temporarily occupied the pavilion while their new clubhouse adjacent to the pavilion was being built nearby.
From 1971 to 1980, the building served the Surf Life Saving Nippers until the reopening of the kiosk.
In 1977, the public seawater pool was inaugurated on the eastern side of the pavilion, further enhancing the beachfront experience.
Today, within this historic building, you will discover a delightful Kings Beach café. Indulge in fabulous coffee, savour home-style treats, and enjoy refreshing and nutritious smoothies for breakfast on the beach. The café also offers a cozy corner dedicated to the little ones, ensuring a delightful experience for the whole family.
Come and immerse yourself in the charm and heritage of this extraordinary building at Kings Beach. Delight in delicious treats, relax with a cup of coffee and create lasting memories in this unique seaside setting. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the Pavilion café encourages you to join us and experience the captivating allure of Kings Beach’s historic Pavilion café today.