Always Summer at Coolum Beach
Coolum Beach is one of my favourite weekend-away destinations. About two hours north of Brisbane, it is ideally situated to take advantage of the Sunshine Coast's pristine beaches, Lake Weyba, Noosa National Park and a host of tourist attractions such as Bli Bli Castle, Ginger Factory, Underwater World, Glasshouse Mountains, Point Glorious and Australia Zoo.
Noosa, about half an hour north of Coolum Beach, offers gourmet dining and a vibrant night life.
Coolum Beach offers wide expanses of golden sand lapped by the temperate water of the Pacific Ocean. It is much less developed than the gaudy strip malls of Maroochydore and Mooloolaba further south and retains a slower paced charm.