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.more
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.more
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.more
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...more
1 Bay Terrace, Coolum Beach, 4573, Australia
Good for: Business
1808 David Low Way, Coolum Beach, 4573, Australia
Good for: Business
1750 David Low Way Coolum Beach, Coolum Beach, AU
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Looking for lunch or dinner while holidaying on the Sunshine Coast? Benchmark at Perigian Springs is well worth the drive from where ever you are staying. Recently renamed after changing hands from the previous 'chez andre' Benchmark promises to be an admirable replacement offering Tapas - a la carte dining - cafe-style light lunches - wood fired...more
Harvest is one of our favourite restaurants in Coolum. The original owner and chef have recently moved further up the coast to a new venue. We were curious to see if Harvest was as good as it has been in the past.Harvest has received accolades from better food judges than your scribe. Among them Gourmet Traveller and the Courier Mail Food and Wine...more
Castro’s is a long established institution in Coolum providing Australian Cuisine with a Mediterranean touch offering Wood–fired Pizzas, Pasta & Risotto, Substantial Mains ranging from fish to steak, light meals and desserts.Children’s meals are available and the place is child friendly and easily accessible by wheel chairs.The bar offers Happy...more
The Sandbar at the Surf life Saving Club provides a beautiful venue to enjoy a quiet drink with friends or a complete bistro meal while checking out unsurpassed views of sand and surf.The bistro is open seven days a week for lunch (1200-1500) and dinner (1800-2100) and is a big hit for Sunday breakfast/Brunch (0800).Coffee and cake is available...more
Indulge in gelato on the Sunshine Coast! Right opposite the Coolum Beach Caravan Park entrance, a small unassuming ice creamery offers dream gelato. Cool off on a hot day with a host of flavours to choose from. My wife's new favourite is ginger and macadamia nuts!more
Dave is the lovable owner of this small restaurant. It's hidden on the road between the pharmacy and the PRD real estate agent and is worth finding. expect to have a variety of thai food cooked by actual thai people! love love love the spring rolls, they come with this honey sauce and it's just SO GOOD!!more
Carmen & Chris bring to life the flavours of Europe with a great selelction of anti-pasti options. Great coffee and plenty of cheeses and cured meats to try. Be adventurous and try something different - we did and were pleasantly surprised... easy to call in and choose a few things for a picnic on the beach too.more
Right on Noosa Beach, this is relaxed dining at its best. One lunchtune, we watched as 5 dolphins came into shore to play in the shallow waters. The prawn & mango salad is fantastic, and surprisingly filling for a salad - when you're too full for dessert, have an affogato (coffee & ice-cream together). Wish I were back there...more
For a decent with live music most Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and room left to dance your butt off, you can't go past the sol bar. this is where a lot of the young locals gather. Get there early for a simple but filling buffet, very cheap, runs until around 6pm.
expect a mix of music here, you can check out the upcoming bands by jumping onto the bar's myspace page.
drinks are reasonably priced, and the cover charge never exceeds $10 in my experience, and only exists at all when it's a big band.
Dress Code: no thongs allowed, sandals ok. guys should wear long pants or jeans, not shorts. bikinis and board shorts won't work here, but otherwise pretty casual.