King's Beach, Caloundra is a great spot on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast for a family day at the beach. Lauren likes it because the waves aren't as high as beaches further up the coast; Moreton Island provides shelter, reducing the swells to an average of 0.5 to 1m.
The beach itself is perhaps not as picturesque as the ones at Noosa or Mooloolaba in most people's eyes, but I love the rugged beauty of the place.
The beach begins at the northern end next to the rocks of Caloundra Head which has a pool built into the rock platform.
Here's me experimenting with HDR photography..
My favourite time of day. This elevated platform is a great spot for watching the sun come down while taking in the sea breeze..
More of my Caloundra pics on Google +.