Although Brisbane City itself has many charms, there are times when a nice, long weekend getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the city lifestyle calls. This is when a weekend at Coolum Beach is just the thing that you need to feel refreshed and ready for whatever comes your way throughout the work week. Relax on the majestic shores and explore the many attractions that allow you to enjoy resort-style amenities for a reasonable price.
Since Coolum Beach on the lovely Sunshine Coast is less than two hours from Brisbane by car, going away for just a weekend is very doable, especially because there are welcoming places to stay throughout the beachside town. The Beach Retreat, in particular, provides an oceanfront motel accommodation while maintaining a cool, relaxed atmosphere for guests. It also offers options for all types of travelers, from solo adventurers who just need a one-bedroom studio to families who would like a dual-key two-bedroom situation to larger groups who can enjoy the self-contained apartment suites with three bedrooms.
Amenities at the Beach Retreat Coolum Resort include luxurious spas, a large swimming pool, a wading pool that’s popular for younger kids, a gaming room, and a sauna. After you have explored all the hotel has to offer, the entire town provides a wealth of adventure. Swim in the ocean or dare to try your luck on a boogie board along the shores. Plenty of opportunities for snorkeling abound, and people travel from all over to enjoy water sports like surfing on the Sunshine Coast.
There are a lot of dining options available in Coolum Beach, too. Whether it’s time to wind down from an active day of exploring and swimming, or you want to continue a day of relaxation from lying in the sun, head out to one of the dozens of eateries to dine as the locals do. The Coolum Beach Surfclub, for example, is especially popular, and it serves everything from pizza to traditional pasta, salads, and burgers. Other places where you can leisurely dine in town are Harvest Restaurant, Coolum Thai Spice, Dough Fusion, and Palmer Grill.