Looking forward to some fun in the sun, splashing in the waves and lazing on white shores? Coolum is where you want to be! A humble beachside village at the northern end of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast
, you’ll totally love the clean, uncrowded beaches and chilled out vibe. Coolum is also a magnet for keen surfers and golfers! But best of all, the rest of the beautiful Sunshine Coast region is on your doorstep for lively day (and night) outings. Stop searching for your Coolum accommodation – we have it right here!
With so much water around, this is where most of the fun is at! Coolum has a year-round patrolled surf beach, so whether you’re swimming alone or with your besties you can trust that there’s always someone making sure you keep your head above water. There are heaps of great bays to explore too, so you’ll find the surf and sand to suit the kind of action or relax-action you’re craving. Love to surf? Then you’re in the right spot! Coolum is considered a surfing mecca and is home to world champion surfers, so your surfboard will always get a sweet workout on these breaks. If you’ve always wanted to learn, now’s the time, girls! Try a surf lesson, or hire a surfboard, boogie board or stand-up paddle board to work that bikini and soak up the sun away from lazing on your beach towel.
When it’s time for snack runs and sun cream top-ups, the Esplanade precinct has everything you could possibly want! Packed with beachside stores, cafes and restaurants, whether it’s a long black to start the day or a hearty late lunch you’re after, you’ll never have to stray far from the sea to get it. If you’re down for some late night action, then check out Coolum Beach Surf Club for drinks by the water and a regular line up of local bands to woo you into the wee hours.
For more views, take to the beachside boardwalk that hugs the coastline for kilometres – one of the best on the Sunny Coast. Keep your eyes peeled for mighty Humpback Whales too! Coolum is one of the best land-based spots for whale watching in the area. If it’s longer walks around the region you’re chasing, there are lots of great bushwalks in the area. Some will even take you up Mount Coolum, the grand volcanic dome that overlooks Coolum, which you can see everywhere you go. Still waiting to hear about this golf mecca? There are two local 18-hole courses to practice your put, drive and swing, both as beautiful as the other: Mount Coolum Golf Club and Palmer Coolum Resort’s golf course.
So, wondering how to get here? Just 20 minutes from Noosa Heads and 90 minutes from Brisbane
, you’ll find Coolum sandwiched between Marcoola
and Peregian Beach. If it’s time for a beach holiday with a chilled out local vibe to slip into, Coolum is calling you! Check out our range of Coolum hotels now and start shopping for that new bikini!
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