Moffat Beach and Markets
Did you know?
Moffat Beach is a coastal suburb of Caloundra, two km north-east of Caloundra’s city centre. It was named after James Moffat who purchased all the land between Moffat Head and the golf course, northwards from William Street to Cooroora Street in Dicky Beach, in 1882.
When Caloundra had fewer than 20 families, the Sea Glint guesthouse was built in 1888 in the vicinity of William and Derby Streets. The beach, however, was open to adverse weather, and Kings Beach attracted more holiday-makers and development. During World War II Moffat Beach had gun emplacements and barbed-wire defences.
In 1950 the Dicky Beach surf life-saving club house was built, and members provided part-time patrols at Moffat Beach. In 1957 the Lock picture theatre was opened.
Caloundra Street Fair
The Caloundra Street Fair is owned and operated by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. In what began in 2002 as a community market designed to enliven the main street on a Sunday, the Street Fair now attracts thousands of visitors each week who flock to enjoy the vibrant and colourful atmosphere.
The Street Fair showcases up to 100 stallholders each week that are hand selected, ensuring a wide variety of products, health and well-being services plus fresh food options, and street food. It also features a range of local performers every week ranging from well-known established performers to emerging artists across a range of music genres.
Is Busking allowed?
There are busking opportunities within the Street Fair precinct, but these must be negotiated with the Market Manager.