The small, laidback beachside town of Coolum Beach is set towards the northern end of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The name refers to both the town and the beach, but that’s not a problem as pretty much everything about Coolum is geared towards the beach.
There are actually a few beaches at Coolum Beach; the main beach and then, just around the headland, a trio of small bays. These are imaginatively named First, Second and Third Bay.
Set a little way back from the beachfront are a host of places to eat or get a drink along with a number of shops. The beach is also home to a wooden boardwalk that runs along the coast past Point Perry towards Second Bay.
Point Perry and neighbouring Point Arkwright also happen to be two of the best spots on the coast for whale spotting. If you are here during June or October keep your eyes open for Humpback whales as they make their annual migrations.
XXXXXSurfing is part of the Coolum way of life and the local surf club dates all the way back to 1919. The surf here is consistently good and there are breaks up and down the length of the beach. It is this consistency that helped surfer Julian Wilson to the number 2 spot in the world rankings a few years back. XXXXX
XXXXXCoolum main beach is patrolled by lifeguards all year round. There are often rip currents here so swimmers are advised to take care and swim between the flags.XXXXX
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