A great, clean and wide - yet typically uncrowded - beach that remains fairly private despite its ease of access, Dicky Beach is a popular beach for tourists owing to the proximity of its nearby caravan park. Named after its namesake wreck of the SS Dicky that was formerly visible however recently removed for safety purposes, the beach offers plenty to recommend to help set it aside from some of Caloundra's other beaches. Dicky Beach has an excellent boardwalk that spans its shoreline and makes for a wonderful, relaxed walk that extends all the way through to Caloundra proper, with plenty of shaded areas along the way in which to take shelter from the sun while soaking in some great beach views. The beach is well-patrolled by diligent lifeguards and quite family-friendly as a result, however swimming between the flags comes highly recommended as it's fairly prone to rips. Dicky Beach is also popular as an introductory surf spot, with waves that are manageable without being overwhelming and surf lessons available on the beach for those looking to book. It's also one of the Sunshine Coast's most dog-friendly beaches, with both on and off-leash sections ideal for those wanting to bring their canine friends along. Surrounding park areas round out the beach's offerings, with plenty of greenery, barbecue facilities and ample parking as well as numerous local shops and cafes nearby. The beach's surf club also provides some great value-for-money meals for those looking to dine on a budget. Its skate park is exceptionally popular amongst teenagers, too.