BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE COAST WALK

There are numerous scenic coastal walks on the Sunshine Coast for all fitness levels. When you visit Coolum Beach Accommodation, there is a beautiful walk you can take to enjoy the amazing coastal views. The first stage is a relatively easy going walk and one that most levels of fitness would be able to complete and suitable for wheelchairs and prams.

You commence at the Surf Club and walk along the boardwalk to Point Perry – along the boardwalk there are areas where you can stop and take photos or just enjoy the view. When you arrive at Point Perry there is a covered seating area to relax and enjoy the view or walk a little further and you are at the viewing platform – there are seats here too for those who wish to sit and enjoy the outlook.

You can view the beautiful coastline towards Noosa to the north and Mooloolaba to the south. It is a beautiful area to watch local and visiting surfers catching the waves at Coolum main beach or First Bay. At various times of the year (best time is October) it is a great place to see the whales heading south and you may even see turtles swimming around or dolphins playing in the waves.

For those more energetic and able bodied the walk does not finish here; once you have enjoyed the views and a rest it is time to move on and explore further south along David Low Way.

You walk along the footpath up the hill and pass second bay – continue along until the carpark at third bay and you will see a track heading into the bush area.

This track will take you along the cliff top following the coastline. There are viewing areas to enjoy the views, which are spectacular. You will walk through a bush area where you will see Banksia, Bloodwoods and Brush and Swamp Box. At the end of the track you arrive at Point Arkwright at Yaroomba and see more beautiful coastline scenery.

To return to your starting point you can take the track back or you can walk up to David Low Way and stay on a footpath back to Coolum Beach.

Things to remember

Slip, slop, slap – plus water – there are a couple of water fountains en route

Stay on the track at all times and always remain within the fence lines near cliffs

For more information re walks on the Sunshine Coast check out –

http://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/sitePage.cfm?code=where-to-walk