Dicky Beach is a highly prized beachside suburb in Caloundra’s north is popular with families, retirees, holidaymakers and surfers. Located in a quiet pocket off Nicklin Way, Dicky Beach has cafes, shops for all the essentials and a golf club. It offers a relaxed family atmosphere and is the perfect place to eat fish and chips on the beach at sunset. Homes in Dicky Beach range from tightly held high-end properties overlooking the beach and creek to original beach houses, and apartments. There are also estates where covenants have determined building styles and landscaping sensitive to the natural area. The suburb has good access to schools, and sporting and recreational facilities. Dicky Beach is a patrolled beach and home to the Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and the Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park. The area is named after the iron-hulled steamer SS Dicky that ran aground during treacherous weather in 1893. The wreck was used as a dance venue until badly damaged by fire. It was recently removed for the safety of swimmers and the precinct is undergoing redevelopment and landscaping to retain the area’s unique identity.