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... Read more
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. 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.
There are numerous beach breaks the length of the beach, with best conditions at high tide on a moderate swell.
The rips produce good holes the length of the beach, with the deep longshore trough also accessible with a long cast.
A long beach offering plenty of surf and a range of settlements and facilities.Read less
SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.