Coolum Beach

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Kick off your shoes, have a surf, or go for a walk.
That is the essence of a Coolum holiday on the Sunshine Coast.

Discover a friendly beachside town with national parks, a beachside boardwalk, esplanade shops, and a patrolled main beach for swimming and surfing all year long.

Coolum Beach is backed by a shopping and entertainment strip featuring a range of fine dining and casual eateries. Fronted by a large grassy beachfront park and skate ramp, it’s a great spot for barbecues, playing cricket and kicking a ball.

Coolum Beach has a proud surf club culture and lifesavers have patrolled the waters since 1919. The local Coolum Surf Club welcomes visitors and is a wonderful place to enjoy quality bistro fare and watch the waves roll into this holiday paradise.

The home break of pro surfer Julian Wilson, the beach’s consistent waves and glassy waters make it a favourite for surfers and body boarders. You too can learn to hang ten with one of Coolum Surfing School's local and professional surf instructors whose passion is passing on the "stoke" of surfing. For individuals or groups, their surfers teach beginners to stand for the first time, groms to hone their skills and experienced surfers to master their sport.

A hop, skip and a jump from Coolum Beach you can’t miss the imposing dome of Mount Coolum National Park. Walk up many steps to the summit and admire brilliant 360-degree views. At 208 metres above sea level, Mount Coolum offers views stretching from Point Cartwright and the Glass House Mountains in the south to the Blackhall Range in the west and Noosa Heads to the north.

While in the region you can’t miss a trip to Oz Ski Resort - a world class water ski facility located on a private man-made fresh- water lake. The professional team offer coaching in water skiing and wakeboarding, as well as banana boat rides – perfect for the family!

Coolum Beach trip ideas

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