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The best coastal walks & breakfast to boot

24 Sep 2018

There’s nothing better than a long walk by the beach on the Sunshine Coast and fuelling up with brekkie.

Following the coastline for 96km, the Coastal Pathway stretches from Bells Creek at Golden Beach to Tewantin – and we have picked out our best bits, as well as breakfast spots to restore your energy.

From the wild scrub to the picturesque pathways, you will want to walk it all!

Three Little Stones
Three Little Stones

Mooloolaba to Alexandra Headland

There is a reason you will find locals and tourists alike exploring the coastline between Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headland – it is stunning!

Starting at the Mooloolaba breakwater, the scenic track winds alongside the beach before making you work for it over the hill. A stop on top of the hill will reward you with views of all the action on the surf break in the southern corner. You can always stop for a swim if it gets too hot.

EAT: Start with breakfast before you go at Three Little Stones hidden along the Mooloolaba esplanade.

Kings Beach to Dicky Beach

Begin your walk at the Kings Beach ocean pool and follow the well-maintained track around the Caloundra headland. Pass by Shelly Beach and enjoy the views north before heading down to Moffat Beach and over Tooway Creek before arriving at Dicky Beach and sighting the wreck of the SS Dicky that washed ashore on Dicky Beach in 1893 during a cyclone.

EAT: Break up your walk with a stop at Moffat Beach’s Pocket Expresso Bar.

The Coolum Boardwalk

Coolum Boardwalk follows the cliffs above the ocean from Point Perry into the village of Coolum Beach. From Point Perry, you can enjoy views of First Bay to the south and Noosa to the north. Point Perry is also a good spot to see if you can spy any whales out to sea.

You won’t strain your muscles here but will still earn that coffee.

EAT: Once in Coolum Beach, you can’t beat breakfast at the Coolum Surf Club!

Noosa National Park

Escape the hustle of Noosa and explore the National Park just steps away. Follow the shoreline between Noosa Headland day-use area and Sunshine Beach, passing over several headlands boasting outstanding views across coastal she-oaks and pandanus palms. If you are lucky, you might spot a koala snoozing in the trees!

All the paths are well signposted, so you can explore them all.

EAT: Bistro C offers up one of the best views for any meal and they back it up with incredible award-winning food.

Point Cartwright Loop

Park your car at La Balsa carpark and explore Point Cartwright. From here you can stroll along the 1.2km paved path along the river to the point.

Head up the steep footpath of the Point Cartwright reserve and enjoy a walk around the Lighthouse at the top.  The views from up here are truly breathtaking!  With spectacular views of Mooloolaba, the Mooloolah River mouth, Mount Coolum to the north and Kawana Beach to the south.

EAT: Head back to Mooloolaba and enjoy some of the best breakfast views at the Surf Club Mooloolaba.

 


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