Coolum Beach, the perfect place for a family holiday

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If it’s a family holiday you’re planning, there is so much to do and see at Coolum Beach. Located just 20 minutes south of Noosa and 90 minutes north of Brisbane, this idyllic resort has something for everyone. It’s the perfect place to relax. If you’re not exploring the beautiful bays you could be enjoying the flora and fauna while bush walking along one of the many trails that Coolum boasts.


Enjoy the walking trail from the northern Mount Emu, which winds through Coolum Beach to Yaroomba. Or if you’re feeling really fit, you can climb Mount Coolum, which dominates the landscape in picturesque grandeur.


If dad needs to take a break, he can go golfing. Coolum Beach has a world class 18 hole golf course which in the past, has hosted the Australian PGA Golf Tournament. Located under the shadow of Mount Coolum, it’s not unusual to see kangaroos appearing here and there, to check you out.


Maybe the kids would like some bike riding? There are some great riding trails between Noosa and Maroochydore and through the hinterland town of Yadina that will keep you occupied all day.


If the children are young, there is a great playground at Tickle Park overlooking the ocean. You could pack a picnic lunch and take in the fresh ocean breeze while enjoying a coffee and some family fun together.


Speaking of coffee, Coolum Beach boasts a variety of cafes and restaurants running along David Low Way. If you visit this cafe strip on a Saturday morning you can feel the holiday spirit while being entertained by buskers and other interesting distractions.


But maybe you’re into something a bit more action packed? Coolum has just the thing for you! The local family run skydiving club will keep your adrenalin pumping and leave you with memories you won’t forget. Or perhaps you’d like to take a surfing lesson, or hire a range of surfing gear and try your luck on the surf beach that is patrolled all year long?


Coolum Beach has a great night life too. The local surf club has regular entertainment while the Bowls Club offers affordable fun for the whole family. If you’re there at the right time, you might also catch one of the many regular events that the town enjoys throughout the year.


Imagine yourself watching the sunset while meandering along one of the best beachside boardwalks on the Sunshine Coast! From Coolum Beach you can follow the coastline for many kilometres. You might even spot some whales too, as Coolum is one of the best spots on the Sunshine Coast to see them. Such a nice way to end the day.

Coolum Beach is one of those places that could very well be your favourite annual family destination, and with plenty of great accommodation options available at the Beach Retreat Coolum, you’ll find a Sunshine Coast holiday doesn’t have to be expensive, and the memories you’ll create are priceless.


Find out more about our Coolum Beach holiday packages at The Beach Retreat Coolum.

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