Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and Coolum on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland is a real beauty.
Queensland’s Sunshine Coast stretches 55 km from Caloundra near the top of Bribie Island in the South to iconic Noosa in the north. Coolum is the name of a beachside town, beach and Mount located a little more than half way toward the Noosa (northern) end. It is our favourite holiday destination on the Sunshine Coast and we are currently staying at the Coolum Beach Holiday Park which luxuriates on 10 acres of prime beachfront land.
A coffee van sets up in the park every morning during the Easter School Holidays. Thank you holiday gods.
In the photo below you can see the Surf Lifesaving Post on the beach with the Coolum Holiday Park in the foreground. Not far to the beach!
From our Caravan we are lulled to sleep by the ocean which sometimes sounds more like a freight train. The park is close to Surf and Bowls Clubs, shops, parks and the new hotel is only a minute away. Best of all is that we walk directly from the Park onto the patrolled beach.
We arrived after Easter and the park was full to overflowing with families. Everyone was in full holiday mode, with adult happy hours, BBQ for dinner and kids cycling all over the place. Beach camping holidays are great for families aren’t they?
This week has been far less hectic.
We’ve enjoyed long beach walks, body boarding in the surf, drinks on the verandah of the Surf Club and just laying on the beach relaxing. There is nothing like a beach holiday to bring the world into perspective.
What is your favourite beach destination?
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Coolum Beach is 120 km north of the Capital of Queensland, Brisbane. You can read about transport options Here.
One week powered site out of Peak Season for two people at Coolum Beach Holiday Park cost us $290.00. (full rate). We are in no way affiliated with the Park and only recommend it because we have stayed here many times and enjoyed the experience.