Sunbathing and Swimming
Bulcock Beach provides a white sand beach and highly suitable for sun bathing.
The beach is protected from easterly and northerly winds meaning it is often nice and warm, whilst most coastal beach are impacted by coastal winds.
The beach is not a surf beach, making it great for family's and those that don't want to be knocked around in the surf,
however please do not to swim out too far during an outgoing tide as the tidal current gets very strong and can easily pull you away and into danger.
Please remember to only swim in the flagged area when life savers are on duty.
Bulcock Beach is an ideal place to get married or renew your vows and many ceremonies occur on Bulcock Beach.
The flat white sand beach with water and island view make for a romantic setting and great photos.
Local identity Mrs Paul Koda can assist plan your wedding and obtain the necessary permits.
Paula performs relaxed warm and lighthearted ceremonies for weddings, baby welcomes as well as commitment,
anniversary, renewal of vows. Paula is young at heart and believes in making your ceremony individual.
You can contact Paula at her website:
Fishing is suitable from the board walk (opposite BreakFree resort) where fishing facilities are provided.
Fishing is also suitable on the point.
Please remember that no fishing is allowed in the bathing reserve (refer to the picture), and please do not allow your fishing line to drift into the bathing reserve.
You can donwload a guide about fishing area's at this link
Sunshine Coast Council provides BBQ's on the waters edge opposite BreakFree resort.
A Junior Lifeguard program is run on Bulcock Beach by Ithaca - Caloundra City Life Saving Club over summer from October to March.
The Junior Lifeguard Program offers a unique aquatic alternative for those children who love the water, can swim and want a little to learn about life saving.
It keeps children interested and active in aquatics - especially quick learners and those caught between levels and programs.
It is perfect for youth that thrive in an energetic learning environment and provides action packed fun for youth, 6 years of age and older.
The program is run to teach young people Water Safety and Life Saving skills, in a fun environment.
The Junior LifeGuard Program is a fun environment where games and competitions are used to teach the children:
- Water Safety,
- Use of Lifesaving Equipment (i.e. paddleboards, etc),
- Basic Rescue Techniques,
- Safe Swimming Habits,
- Basic Resuscitation & First Aid, and
- Team work & responsibility
Find out about Junior Lifeguards here
Pumicstone Passage is a fantastic location for recreational boating.
The passage is a highly regulated water way and
hand guide will help with the complicated speed zones.
Remember, at the northen end of the passage, when within 100 metres of the beach, the speed limit is 6 knots.
The Department of National Parks also produce a handy brochure (
) that has lots of useful information.
- Water Skiing (including towing from a boat): There is a designated water ski area south of Military Jetty. Please do all these types of activities in this area.
- Dogs and Pets: Please remembers that dogs and pets are not allowed on Bribie Island
- Jet Skis are very visable and there is an increasing movement to ban Jet Skis from Pumicstone Passage.
Please be aware to drive responsibly as irresponsible driving is often noted by locals and reported to authorities
This information is general information only.
You should check it is up to date and also confirm all relevant laws prior to taking a boat into the water.
Dog Friendly Area
Bulcock Beach extends around the point adjacent to the Happy Valley park.
This part of the beach is dog friendly (on leash), however no dogs are allow inside the bathing reserve.
Bulcock Beach and Pumistone Passage is great for the following activities:
- Kite Surfing,
- Stand Up Paddling
- Sandcastle Building