5 Reasons to visit Coolum Beach

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5 Reasons to visit Coolum Beach


For those that haven’t yet had the experience of visiting the Sunshine Coast, it’s one of the most popular spots in Australia for the idyllic vacation, either for families or couples.

The Sunshine Coast runs along the South East coast of Australia and offers a very scenic beachside drive taking approximately an hour from the start of the Coast at Caloundra, through to Noosa Heads.

You can also take the inland road with is a little quicker, but the view is worth taking your time for.


Along the way you’ll find plenty of great little townships to stop in at, all offering places to stay, shop and dine, but when it comes to finding the one spot that ticks all the boxes for a great holiday destination then Coolum Beach is the recommended spot.

Coolum Beach is pretty much half way along the Sunshine Coast and offer plenty of reasons to make it your holiday base.


1 The Location

Coolum is the idylic location, being situated around 20 minutes from popular Noosa Heads to the north, and around 30 minutes from the Sunshine Coast CBD of Maroochydore, and around an hour and 30 mins from Brisbane.

Coolum has some of the nicest beaches and bays anywhere on the Coast.

And as Coolum is less crowded than many of the other beachside holiday destinations on the Coast, you’ll enjoy the beach even more!


2. Shopping

Coolum offers plenty of great shopping, so while you are on holiday you can leave the car at your accommodation as most of the main shops are just a few minutes away. For those that wish to indulge in shopping at the larger shopping centres, there is public transport available regularly which can take you to the Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, or down to the Sunshine Plaza at Maroochydore.


3. Dining

Coolum offers a great array of dining options, from your favourite takeaway restaurants, to affordable dining at the Coolum Surf Club offering views overlooking the beach as you dine. There are also plenty of authentic thai, chinese and other international dining options nearby where you can dine out or takeaway.

The Beach Retreat also is right next door to the popular Sunrise Cafe Coolum, where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch, while enjoying the scenery and seabreeze of Coolum Beach directly adjacent.


4. Close to the Airport

The Sunshine Coast Airport is just a 15 minute drive away from Coolum Beach, so if you are flying to the Coast from any of the capital cities it’s only a couple of hours and you can have your feet in the sand in no time!


5. Accommodation Options

Coolum offers plenty of accommodation options, depending on budget and requirements.

The Coolum Beach retreat though offers it all..well priced accommodation with all the facilities of a real holiday retreat, and you are literally a few steps away from the sand. In fact you can enjoy the beach views from the swimming pool!


So next time you are planning a visit to the Sunshine Coast, make sure you have Coolum Beach in mind, and contact the Beach retreat for their best holiday deals.

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