Summer Swimming in Birtinya

Summer Swimming in Birtinya

While year-round swimming is afforded in this sunny part of the world, there is no doubt that come Summer you’ll be itching to strip down, cool off and enjoy the swimming spots that this envied coastal location has to offer. Nestled on the Sunshine Coast between Caloundra and Mooloolaba, Birtinya is positioned between the ocean and Lake Kawana, leaving you with no reason to travel far for a refreshing swim.

Here are our top swimming spots in Birtinya.

Pick a beach!

Birtinya gifts residents with sea breezes, refreshing swims and perfect waves. Whether you love surfing, body surfing, swimming or just floating in the water, the beaches that span Birtinya’s east are the ultimate spot to cool down all summer long. 

Even better, the close proximity of Bokarina beach means that with just a short walk, cycle or drive from your home will have you swimming at a patrolled beach. The closest patrolled beaches are:

  • Wurtulla Beach
  • Bokarina Beach
  • Kawana Waters
  • Warana Beach


Lake Kawana

Another beautiful spot right at your fingertips in Birtinya is the beautiful Lake Kawana. A hot spot for canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and plenty of fun, the water is cool, safe and ever-tempting for a quick dip!

What’s more, after exercising on the lake there are plenty of spots adjacent to the lake for a beverage to quench your thirst! 

Roll the arms over in the pool!

If swimming is your go-to exercise for keeping fit or if you want to start, the Kawana Aquatic Centre has you sorted. As the breeze picks up at the beach in the afternoon, the Aquatic Centre is perfectly protected.

The centre has 5 heated swimming pools including both a 50m and 25m lap pool. They even host water group active classes!