One of my favourite childhood memories is a family holiday to Coolum Beach.
I was curious to experience this Sunshine Coast suburb again and absolutely loved going for a long weekend getaway recently; it’s got such a great laidback feel to it.
Coolum is centrally located and seems less crowded than many of the other beachside holiday destinations.
The beach is as beautiful as you’ll find anywhere – expect long stretches of white sand, sweeping views and good surf – and the street adjacent to the surf is great to stroll along, with cafes dotted along the way.
It doesn’t matter if you’re chasing a fine dining experience or a quick bite, there’s something to fuel your cravings.
As a breakfast and coffee enthusiast, I loved that there were so many amazing places to try.
You can spend plenty of time around Coolum Beach itself, but if you want to take a break from being seaside, there are also great experiences within a short drive, including shopping and walking trails.
Climbing Mount Coolum is a wonderful way to start the day and a popular one at that.
You get a dose of exercise and the view from the summit is truly spectacular; a 360 degree overview of the Sunshine Coast.
Location, beautiful beach, fantastic food, incredible views and vibes – what more can you ask for?!
So, next time you are planning a visit to the Sunshine Coast, make sure you have Coolum Beach in mind. I plan on heading back at some point myself.
My Eclectic Muse