Alexandra Headland

Alexandra Headland, known to the locals as 'Alex', is a coastal community located on a beautiful spot on what is known as the Sunshine Strip - it sits between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore. The town, with its laid back atmosphere and inviting beaches, has become a popular spot for surfers.

Location: 100 km north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast.

Brief history

The land was subdivided and sold as allotments along the ocean front and Buderim Road in August 1915. It was during this time that O'Connor renamed the area Alexandra Headland. Seaside cottages were built on the Headland during the 1920s. These were mostly built by the local residents from Woombye and Palmwoods. With the ensuing upgrading of transport services and roads as well as further land sales saw the continued progress of Alexandra Healdand as a holidays resort. The Headland now boasted a holiday resort with all facilities, including a patrolled surf beach on its northern edge.

Origin of name: Potts Point was the original name given to the rocky headland between the estuaries of the Maroochy and Mooloolah Rivers. It was named after John Potts, William Pettigrew's (prominent land owner and businessman) overseer. It was renamed Alexandra Headland in honour of Queen Alexandra.

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