Take a drive or walk up to Grandview Drive for some amazing panoramic views of the Sunshine Coast. Excellent views of the beaches stretching towards Noosa Heads as well as the interior.
From David Low, take Scrub Road (heading away from the beach) and turn right into Grandview until it dead-ends at a sheltered picnic table and chairs.
First Bay, just south of Coolum Beach and opposite 1678 David Low Way, offers a broad canvas for any photographer. The rocky coastline embraces the foaming Pacific Ocean waves in a spectacular show that invites creativity. Good times are sunrise and sunset.
Car parking right next to the beach.
From Coolum Beach, a stairway leads up to a timber boardwalk that hugs the cliffs south towards Point Perry. It offers some stunning views particularly north towards Noosa Heads. Offers a good vantage point from where to watch birds plummet into the ocean for a feed.
Several lookout points as well as seats for weary travellers.
Coolum Beach stretches for miles towards the Noosa National Park. The retreating tide leaves a wide open beach, hard-packed enough for cycling (if that was your preferred mode of beach transport). The beach is clean and ideal for sunbathers or sand castles.
The beach offers protected swimming with lifeguards on duty. Several surfers tried to master the small waves, which was ideal for fishing if not surfing. However, with the necessary conditions, the surf picks up and offers good fun for wave boarders and surfers alike.
Saw a number of kites take to the air, swirling and dancing above the azure ocean. However, the beach is well protected against the wind and even in winter many sunbathers had screens up for shade.
visit the tourist information booth - its on the beach side of david low way near the pedestrian crossing - and choose a school! they'll teach you how to read the surfing conditions, and how to handle a board. some schools even offer wetsuits for cold weather.
okay, very touristy but definately worth a visit. get up and personal with koalas, wombats and kangaroos. the show in the crocaseum is the centrepiece of the day, but if you've got fair skin pick a shady spot. my english mate went home pink!
if you've grown a bit tired of sitting around and are looking to get your a into g, then this is pretty good. it's a harder climb than it looks from the ground, and is not for people with mobility problems or strollers etc as part of it is pretty much a scramble over rocks.
you need a moderate level of fitness, and most people can complete the climb to the top in around thirty minutes. theres a great view from the top on a clear day (don't bother trying it in the rain) and you will get to feel like a local - a lot of people use this track as part of their fitness regime.
best of all, its free!
if you have the energy take a liesurely walk along the boardwalk.it runs right along the beach and the views are great