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Coolum Beach
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elviradizon
Sunshine Coast, Australia75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
1st time I've been to Coolum beach and it was a pet friendly and family friendly beach. Kids play on the shallow water where the ocean meets a small river. You can also take your animals and play catch with them. Awesome place to walk and relax. Surprisingly seen a few blue bottle jelly fish which you need to watch for.
Written March 5, 2020
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Travelnut
Brisbane10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The area and beach is a nice location but it seems to attract more and more inconsiderate and aggressive characters. The region is growing fast with developers cramming in apartments which is destroying the once relaxed and quiet environment a real shame.
Written March 7, 2020
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mimand
Port Macquarie, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
SERiOUSLY!!!
How many of the people complaining cannot handle rules?????
Have any of you tried to keep 100's of people happy at once ?????
I spent at least 20 weeks in the park last year and just did 6 weeks over the Christmas new Year period.
I had no issues besides a big branch falling on my new car( which can be fixed) not their fault Mother Nature's lol.
People need to chill out, follow rules and treat the management like humans. My god I have seen people go off over having to follow the park rules and call them some horrible names.
It is for the safety of the kids that the rules are put in place. Insurance costs make life hell for operators of these types of accommodations and they need to be vigilant ..it is their welfare the Councils don't pay for everything..we have run similar accommodation and feel the management pain.
I love the park..stayed in my van right next to the road across from Westpac and it was fine.
They have improved it 100% from what it was years ago.
I have see its transformation and it looks lovely.
Ok rant over...just come and say hi to the family running it they won't bite likes me people warn .
Written January 26, 2015
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Peter - Pedro G
Gisborne, Australia5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Coolum Beach, here rule the dogs. The constant harassment by off leash dogs and dog owners makes the experience unbearable. Dogs would follow you even into the surf while fishing, jump at you lick you etc. and the owners could't care less. Later on our walk we encountered a lady lying on the ground with a badly swollen knee after being toppled by a friendly dog and the ambulance was already underway. As an non dog owner this is a place I would completely avoid in a future.
Written October 10, 2018
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KLG62
Gold Coast, Australia3,172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Heading through Coolum when I saw a turnoff and took it. We came across a wonderful boardwalk with lookout and a small car park. There is several seating areas and a shelter with artistic displays.
Written July 5, 2018
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Annette P
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
Great waves; handy to needed amenities, shops and food; super safe lifeguards; awesome coastline; family friendly.
Written December 5, 2014
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Jane S
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
This caravan park is located on the beautiful Coolum beach strip.
It is close to shop and resturants etc.. Great for familys and all age groups alike.
This park is great because it allows small dogs (under 10kgs) on sites on the northeren end of park.
There is a skate park and play ground a short stroll at the south end of the park and surf patroled beach. And another park at the northern end.
The amenties are in good condition and clean. There is some noise from traffic, maybe better to stay on the opposite side from the road in school holidays?
All round a nice council run park on the Sunshine Coast !
Written May 27, 2014
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Quickayak
Noosa Queensland Australia56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
Tucked away at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia, are three bays - 1st, 2nd & 3rd just to the south of Coolum Beach.
Gems of beaches for sunbathing, swimming , snorkelling or surfing. Topless sunbathing for all ages seems to be the norm at all three bays. They are easily accessible within walking disance of the centre of Coolum and plenty of carparking.
Beautiful bays with beautiful beaches.
Written September 3, 2013
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CorAsh
London, UK246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
Visited in 2009...and only writing the review now. Lovely, quiet beach - away from the tourists / madness of Surfers paradise. Well worth it if you're in the Sunshine coast.
Written March 19, 2013
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Travel Lover
Brisbane, Australia55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Best beach on the Sunshine Coast I my opinion, its more sheltered especially up the Points, had an awesome board walk with spectacular views.
Written July 4, 2019
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