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Trinity Beach

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Trinity Beach is 5,702, with a population density of 9.59 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Trinity Beach is bounded by Centenary Park and the suburb of Kewarra Beach in the north, the Coral Sea in the east, a line running continuous of Reed Road, Reed Road, the suburb of Trinity Park and the Captain Cook Highway in the south, and Smithfield Conservation Park, Moores Gully and the Captain Cook Highway in the west.

Name origin

Trinity Beach is named after nearby Trinity Bay, which was named by Captain Cook on Trinity Sunday in 1770.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and sugar cane growing. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s, with rapid growth during the 1980s. The population generally continued to increase from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, including medium and high density housing.

Land use

Trinity Beach is a residential and tourist area, with undeveloped areas and conservation areas in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Trinity Beach Sporting Complex, Centenary Park, Coastwatcher Park, George Moore Park, Vallance Park, Trinity Beach and one school.