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Dicky Beach, Caloundra

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Dicky Beach is both a beach and suburb of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, located within the Caloundra urban centre. In the 2011 census, Dicky Beach had a population of 1,758 people.SS ''Dicky''The area was named after the iron steamboat, the SS Dicky (226 gross tons), which ran aground during heavy seas on 12 February 1893. It was refloated, but again, heavy seas turned the ship about and back onto the sand where it remained. Dicky Beach remains the only recreational beach in the world to be named after a shipwreck.The ship was used as a venue for dances until a kerosene lamp overturned and burned out the ship.In April 1963, the propeller was removed by the Landsborough Shire Council to use on a memorial cairn, accompanied by a plaque provided by the Queensland Women's Historical Association. The opening ceremony was performed by Queensland Premier Frank Nicklin on 24 November 1963.In 2014, the Sunshine Coast Regional Council decided that the deterioration of the wreck had created a hazard for swimmers due to sharp edges becoming revealed by shifting sand. The decision was taken to relocate the wreck away from the beach. Some deeply buried parts of the wreck will remain on the beach; other parts will be relocated into a foreshore park with an interpretive display, while other parts will be conserved and stored. It is expected that over time more of the wreck will be exposed and will be progressively removed.
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  • An huge stretch of clean sand with amenities such as W.C. Showers and a small shopping village all within walking distance.  more »
  • Dickie Beach is a wonderfully peaceful little haven tucked away from the madding crowd. It has plenty of small cafes and local shops for the daily necessities and a great beach with plenty of room to ...  more »
  • Dicky beach is a great spot for couples and families. clean quiet and great for walking, safe swimming beach. Close to shops. Very clean  more »

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