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Holiday Homes in Marcoola - Small town on the Sunshine Coast

Marcoola is a small town located in the Sunshine Coast is located in Queensland, a state in north east Australia. The name of the town, Marcoola, originated from its location between Maroochydore and Coolum. West Marcoola is situated adjacent to the Mount Coolum National Park. Marcoola is centrally located to many of the Sunshine Coast attractions which makes it an ideal location to rent a holiday home and use it as a base to travel between the different attractions. If you’re looking for a relaxed and chill out holiday, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, a holiday at Marcoola is just what you need!

Quiet getaway

Marcoola Beach is situated just north of Maroochy River and is a quiet and uncrowded beach, perfect for families. Swim at the areas of Marcoola Beach patrolled by Marcoola Surf Club and spend the day playing in the sand and surf.

Surfers are well catered for at Marcoola beach with breaks the length of the beach. It is recommended for surfers to head to Point Arkwright to catch the best surfing breaks. Best conditions are created by a moderate swell and westerly winds on a high tide.

Sea kayaking and canoeing are other water activities that are available for holiday makers to partake in.

Excellent beach fishing in the various rip gutters along with rock fishing at Point Arkwright and the river mouth south of Twin Waters are also recommended for those that enjoy fishing.

Picnic areas, a grassy parkland and a children’s playground is located close to the beach. Grab a book from your holiday accommodation and relax in the sun or in the shade whilst your active family members play a game of football or cricket.

Walking or hiking are land based activities for holiday makers to also enjoy with Mount Coolum National Park and Maroochy River Conservation Park located nearby.

HMAS Brisbane wreck dive site

Now known as one of Australia’s premier wreck dive sites, the decommissioned warship HMAS Brisbane was sunk 2.4 nautical miles off Mudjimba Island in July 2005. The ex-HMAS Brisbane previously serviced Australia in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars however it now houses an array of corals and sea creatures and is the only purpose-designed dive wreck in Australia where you can actually dive inside the engine and boiler rooms. Divers of all levels and experience have the opportunity to explore the ship’s rooms and visit the bat fish, mackerel, coral trout, turtles, starfish, stingrays and crayfish that have made the ship their home.

Eating and drinking on holiday

Marcoola has a variety of fabulous casual and fine dining options that will suit your taste buds. The Marcoola Bakery’s famous pies are great for a snack on the beach or to take back to your holiday apartment. The Italian cuisine lovers will enjoy a nice meal at Franco’s Pizza and Pasta and if you’re looking for a romantic meal with a good bottle of wine, dine at SurfAir on Marcoola Beach.

The Scubar is the place to go for adults who would like to let their hair down with live entertainment and a choice of beers on tap.

Marcoola Climate

Warm temperatures are experienced at Marcoola all year round, similar to the rest of the Sunshine Coast. Marcoola typically has many days of sunshine most days of the year. The months from July to November are the best months to holiday at Marcoola.

Getting there

The Sunshine Coast Airport is located at Marcoola which makes it convenient for holiday makers. Another option is to fly into Brisbane International Airport and take an airport transfer that takes approximately an hour and a half to Marcoola. If you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday, Marcoola is the perfect place to rent a holiday home and bask in the warmth and sunshine of the Sunshine Coast!

See what one of our travellers has to say about Marcoola!

As the sunlight shone into my room I awoke with a feeling of excitement and wonder. I had arrived the evening before on a flight from chilly Melbourne into the Sunshine Coast. As I walked across the tarmac the warm air filled my senses. I was eager to discover my new abode for the next 10 days.

On waking I ventured to the window and looked out onto the palm filled gardens and looked longingly at the small neat pool. I quickly dressed and made my way out into a small pathway with the promise of a nearby beach. I crossed the road and made my way onto the path that led towards the beach. The sun was shining and its warmth radiated into my back. As I trudged through deep sand I stopped in absolute awe at the site that lay before me. Sparkling blue water and white luscious waves bouncing onto the crisp white sand.

Oh I was in heaven! My heart was beating fast and as I puffed my way down the sand dunes onto the beach I felt overwhelmed with excitement and delight at the glorious view before me. Marcoola Beach in all its sun filled glory.

I knew with certainty that my holiday was going to be hugely satisfying and healing for me. Ten days later I reluctantly boarded my flight back to the cold weather awaiting me down south. I was suntanned, serene and happy from such a wonderful holiday at Marcoola Beach.

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Wonderful, clean house, conveniently located!

5 of 5
My partner, 18 month old son, and father had a wonderful holiday at Benson's beach house. Lisa and Dave were extremely welcoming, and their house was in pristine condition when we arrived. The bedrooms are well appointed and we had everything we needed - they left us with milk, coffee pods, tea bags, etc. There were shops just down the road, a delightful coffee shop about a block away, and the beach was just past that. Our dog Texas very much enjoyed the small in ground pool that was filled with hose water for him to cool off in, and we spent most of our stay in the refreshing pool. There was a great ocean breeze and our son slept easily with the ceiling fan on. Our favourite feature was the little bar attached to the pool, and my dad spent most days on the bar stools enjoying some holiday refreshments. The neighbours were all lovely, and we very much enjoyed the Marcoola markets that were on Friday night. We didn't have any issues at all, and Lisa and Dave were very easy to communicate with. Highly recommend Benson's beach house for anyone looking to stay in a gorgeous place near the beach. We look forward to hopefully returning again!
  • Review Submitted: Jan 06, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017

Stunning, Tranquil, & Romantic

5 of 5
My partner and I had the most incredible stay at this beautiful cottage. It’s so cozy and cute hidden away from everything and everyone and then so close to everything access wise. The private dock is amazing and my partner even took the canoe out for a paddle. There is wildlife everywhere, with the birds watching you eat in the morning and we even saw a wallaby and her bubba. The sunrises over the water were breathtaking, and the selection on tea was also a welcome surprise (which I loved as a tea drinker myself). And to top off an already incredible trip I got engaged on the dock at sunrise!!! I will definitely be back and have been recommending the cottage to everyone who will hear about it.. Thank you so much for an awesome stay. We loved it!
  • Review Submitted: Jan 01, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017