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