Coolum Beach is located in the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, a state in north east Australia. The resort town is ideally situated as it is only 16km from Noosa, another popular resort town, and is close to many of the Sunshine Coast's tourist attractions. With plenty of superb options for holiday accommodation, choose Coolum Beach if you’re looking for a relaxing beach break.
Coolum Beach is known for its surf and swimming beach. The beach is patrolled everyday by lifeguards which makes it safe for the family to enjoy. The long stretches of coastline and private bays allow holiday makers some peace and quiet from other beach goers. A timber boardwalk also runs along the coastline which is great for viewing the surf breaks and the expansive blue ocean. In October, you can even spot the whales frolicking in the water from Coolum Beach or Point Perry!
For the more active, take a surfing lesson or take a charter and go deep-sea fishing in the ocean.
After cooling down from your day at the beach or ocean, set off from your holiday home to browse the boutique shops and have lunch or dinner at one of the many cafes and fine dining restaurants in the main strip of the town. You may even like to play barefoot bowls at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club after dinner with the family!
A number of spectacular golf courses are located at Coolum Beach which is great for golfing enthusiasts. One golf course that is particularly picturesque and popular is the Mount Coolum Golf Club which is situated at the base of well known landmark, Mount Coolum. Mount Coolum Golf Course has a relatively flat setting but is challenging with water in play on 12 holes out of 18 holes.
The Hyatt Regency Coolum is rated as one of Australia’s top resort golf courses by Golf Digest Magazine and features 18 holes and an all weather day and night driving range. The scenery is impressive with each hole being distinctive and the native melaleuca and eucalyptus trees, parkland and rainforest completing the picture.
Stay in holiday accommodation that overlooks or is located close to the golf courses and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the greenery.
The dome shaped Mount Coolum possesses a height of 208m and is the second largest rock in the world. For the fit and energetic, a hike to and from the top of Mount Coolum takes approximately two hours on a round trip. Once at the summit, you will be rewarded with a panoramic 360 degree view of the Sunshine Coast from the coastline and beaches even reaching Moreton Island to Double Island Point, the cane fields and wetland areas of the Maroochy River Valley, as well as the major areas of the Coast.
Mount Coolum dominates the skyline of Coolum so admire the sun setting over Mount Coolum from the serenity of your holiday apartment. The Mount Coolum national park is renowned for its impressive botanical diversity with more than 700 different species of plant existing in the national park. This is great for those who have a special interest in plants and flowers.Climate
Summer can be hot and rainy with rain persisting well into the autumn months. Spring time from September to November is the best time to visit Coolum Beach due to holiday deals offered prior to the peak summer time. The temperate weather from 24 to 26 degrees Celsius during spring is perfect to enjoy any beach and water activities at Coolum Beach.
The best way to reach Coolum Beach from the UK is by flying into Sunshine Coast Airport at Maroochydore and then driving only 10 minute to Coolum Beach. Otherwise, you can fly into Brisbane International Airport and take an airport transfer that is an hour and a half drive to the beachside town of Coolum Beach.