- 28 Jan
1 Coolum Beach
Coolum Beach 4573, QLD
Coolum Beach (1539E) occupies the southern 2 km of the beach, with small Stumer Creek and a few rocks in the surf defining the northern end of this part of the beach. The main Caloundra-Noosa Road passes just behind the beach, which is backed by a large reserve containing a caravan park, as well as the surf lifesaving club at the southern end, close by the rocks of Point Perry (Fig. 4.112). All facilities are available in the adjoining shopping area. This is the traditional surfing beach with the surf lifesaving club formed in 1919. Wave height decreases slightly toward the point, however rips still dominated the surf.
Swimming anywhere along the beach is relatively hazardous owing to the persistent strong rips, the deep longshore trough and larger rips further offshore. You should only swim at the four patrolled beaches. Stay between the flags and well clear of the rips.