Category: Coolum Beach


Coolum is a coastal suburb on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia – about 20km south of Noosa Heads.

The suburb is bound by the Sunshine Coast Motorway to the west and the coastline and David Low Way to the east and is home to about 10,000 residents living across a range of traditional tin and timber homes, more modern brick and tile and in multi-storey apartment blocks closer to the beach.

The suburb is home to Coolum Beach Surf Club (right on the beach), Coolum Bowls Club, the Coolum Community Centre, Coolum Library and is serviced by local police, ambulance and fire stations.

Commercially there are three main hubs.

The David Low Way (coastal front) offers a mixed bag of dining experiences including fish and chips, Thai food, Japanese food, Lebanese food, gelato, juice bars, coffee and café style dining. It also has a McDonalds and a Coffee Club. On the services side there is a chemist, a convenience shop, $2 style shopping, hairdressers and much more.

The next hub, Birtwill St, has Coles, the doctors, podiatrists, a post office, chemist, coffee shops, a bakery, mortgage brokers, Dan Murphy’s and the large modern Coolum Beach Hotel.

On the west side of Coolum, servicing mainly the newer housing facing out over the hinterland and across the Sunshine Coast Motorway is another shopping centre with a Woolworths, dentist, doctor, Chinese restaurant, bakery, newsagents and café.
Coolum Beach is known for its surfing, the cliff top boardwalk and Stumer’s Creek dog beach which is always a hive of activity.