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SURF, SAND & FUN IN THE SUN!

BEACHES

Nambour is only 20 mins drive from the Sunshine Coast’s world famous beaches. It’s not far to travel to have a swim, walk on the beach or picnic with family & friends.

Below is a guide to the closest Sunshine Coast beaches, all with easy access from Nambour. The best way to enjoy our beaches safely is to always swim in patrolled areas & when unsure about swimming conditions, ask a lifesaver or lifeguard. This is especially important for our international visitors, not familiar with our beaches.

Play it safe: “ALWAYS SWIM BETWEEN THE FLAGS”

Mooloolaba Beach looking towards shore

Mooloolaba Beach foreshore

Mooloolaba Beach at day's end

BEACHES CLOSE TO NAMBOUR

MOOLOOLABA (Patrolled)

This is one of the busiest beaches, very popular with swimmers, paddlers & boogie boarders. The beach is set in a sweeping bay, which is perfect for that sunset stroll. The Mooloolaba Surf Club overlooks the beach, there’s a caravan park right next door & across the road you’ll find a myriad of luxury accommodation, cafes, restaurants & specialty shops, a playground for the kids, viewing platform, & plenty of grassy areas to relax with a picnic or use the BBQ facilities provided. It’s the ultimate beach experience. Our visitors just LOVE Mooloolaba!

Mooloolaba Beach is family friendly!

Surf Lifesavers in training

ALEXANDRA HEADLAND (Patrolled)

This beach is very safe for inexperienced swimmers & children in close to shore & popular with surfers out further. Again, lots of accommodation choices, shops & facilities nearby including a 10-pin Bowling Alley, the Alex Surf Club & an awesome skatebowl & skate ramps to keep those teens happy for hours. Lots of parks & gardens for lovely walks over the Headland towards Mooloolaba or flat, easy walking to Maroochydore. BBQ’s & plenty of shady shelters, tables & seating for outdoor eating overlooking the ocean. What more could you ask for?

Great surf at Alex

MAROOCHYDORE (Patrolled)

Very popular with locals & holidaymakers. This is an open beach where rips are common, so only swim between the flags. Avoid the rivermouth area for swimming, but it’s great for walks, fishing, surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing & jetskis! Maroochy Surf Club overlooks the beach, accommodation, cafes, restaurants & shops are a short stroll across the road. Cotton Tree is a great little place to explore with a street market each Sunday & a caravan park right on the beach.

Excellent stretch of beach at Maroochydore

BEACHES JUST NORTH OF NAMBOUR

NORTH SHORE
MUDJIMBA & MARCOOLA (Patrolled)

Popular with residents & tourists. Open beach so care should be taken when swimming. Fantastic beach for long walks & dog off-leash beach area for your furry pals to run off some energy!

Relax at North Shore

YAROOMBA

Open beach with solid surf. Can be prone to rips so be very careful. Best to just walk, work on your tan or build sandcastles & play in the sand.

Build a sandcastle at Yaroomba

COOLUM (Patrolled)

One of the most popular beaches on the Coast. There’s a great break for surfers & families enjoy the variety of quality facilities close by. A great Surf Club overlooks the beach, a brilliant caravan park is situated right on the beach & a bustling market flourishes here every Friday night during summer. Accommodation, cafes, restaurants & shops are right across the road. This is truly laidback. They don’t call Coolum “Cool” for nothing!

You'll just love Coolum Beach