The seaside suburb of Cotton Tree is perfect for families with Cotton Tree Playground popular for play and ample picnic and BBQ facilities scattered along this section of the coast.
True to its name, it is dotted with sprawling native cotton trees - their large round leaves and twisted branches providing welcome shade to this sun-kissed stretch of the Sunshine Coast.
Located right on the sandy banks of the Maroochy River, it is only natural that Cotton Tree is home to an impressive range of watersport activities - stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, kite surfing and kayaking. The river also provides the angler with 'all year round' catches of a variety of fish species.
The walk from Cotton Tree to Alexandra Headland takes in glorious, sweeping ocean views and along the way you’ll find idyllic spots to picnic and breathe in the fresh ocean air.
There is a variety of accommodation options with Cotton Tree Holiday Park a family holiday
favourite that also offers staying in style with Sunshine Glamping. It is centrally located next to the Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre and the trendy Boat Shed Restaurant.
Held each Sunday from 7am to 12pm, the Cotton Tree Markets feature local artisans and designers selling their own unique and creative works.