The ultimate weekend staycation: Coolum Beach holidays

The ultimate weekend staycation: Coolum Beach holidays

Perfect summer holidays are spent basking in the warmth of never ending, sunshine filled days by the beach or pool. Perhaps, one of the ultimate spots for a weekend staycation is Coolum Beach which is known for its laid-back and carefree atmosphere, making it the ideal spot for singles, couples, and families alike.  

This surfing mecca is the epitome of relaxation; from patrolled beaches since 1919, fine dining and cute coastal eateries, discovery trails, esplanade shops and endless picturesque ocean views. All minutes away from some of the best Coolum Beach accommodation on offer, it’s a weekend away you’ll be longing for

So go on and kick off your shoes and enjoy the infinite activities and things to do in Coolum Beach for your next weekend getaway. Here’s our top weekend Coolum Beach holidays itinerary ideas for this season.

Things to do in Coolum Beach:

Soak up all the serene seaside vibes at the friendly beach town of Coolum. When it comes to the beach, this centrally located Sunshine Coast gem is the ideal sandy spot to start your morning. Whether you’re partial to a refreshing dip, surf, or stroll with a locally brewed coffee in hand, you will not be disappointed.

Coffee, beach, surf, repeat.

Some of the best Coolum Beach activities locals love revolve around food, surfing, and coffee. To start off with, there’s an abundance of incredible little coffee shops like the espresso bar and second-hand surf store that serves the speciality roasters Padre Coffee at Compound, just a street away from the main part of town.

If you’re always on holiday mode, then get away from the hustle and bustle and simply chill out along the pristine, white sands of Coolum beach. To all the pro surfers out there, you can’t go past this renowned surfing paradise with some of the best waves along the Sunshine Coast. Glassy waters and a range of waves makes for the perfect place for those who are wanting to learn to surf at Coolum Surf School and anyone who’s up for a challenge at Point Perry and Point Arkwright. Close by, you can also take your fur baby to the dog beach at Stumers Creek. More free Coolum Beach activities include beach cricket, paddle boarding or BBQ facilities so you can cook up a storm for yourself or the whole family. If you’re after a weekend away to enjoy this idyllic beach town, there’s a wide range of Sunshine Coast holiday houses perfect for you and your partner or the whole family.

Get out into nature: Visit Mount Coolum and more!

For those who love to adventure, a visit to Mount Coolum the 25-million-year-old secluded, volcanic dome and second largest rock in the world is a must to add to your itinerary. Climb to the top of this marvellous laccolith for some of the most spectacular views at Mt Coolum Lookout – don’t forget plenty of water and your camera for that Insta shot. Apart from the uncanny views from Mt Coolum Lookout, there’s also over 700 plant types to see at the National Park.

If you’re not game enough to trek the one and a half hours to the Mt Coolum Lookout then a leisurely stroll through nature along the Mt Coolum Boardwalk might be perfect for you, your significant other or the whole family. This beachside boardwalk boasts breathtaking views, fresh salty air, and lit pathways so that you can enjoy one of the best Coolum Beach activities at any time of the day. Make sure to respect all the flora and fauna whilst you’re at the Mt Coolum Boardwalk as it was and continues to be a community effort in creating and maintaining this scenic trail. After a strenuous hike or long day in the sun, why not stay for the weekend and enjoy some well-deserved relaxation at one of the best Mount Coolum holiday rentals in town?

Food, shopping, and entertainment

When at Coolum Beach holidays aren’t complete without some wining, dining, and entertainment galore.

From finding handcrafted jewellery and local fruit and fudge at the Coolum Twilight Markets in the summer, perusing op shops and mainstream clothing stores along the Esplanade to your pick of eateries with the ultimate beachside setting, you won’t run out of things to do in Coolum Beach. Whether you’d like to fine dine or find a more casual spot, there’s a list from the Coolum Surf Club, Canteen Kitchen, Caf, Castro’s, New Earth Cafe and more!

For all the plant lovers out there, go shopping at Cedar and Vine, the ultimate garden and homewares store on the Coolum-Yandina road where they also run a variety of craft classes like making macrame. Lastly, if you’re wanting to reach peak relaxation mode, then a visit to the day spa by the beach is in order. From Asante Day Spa to Element on Coolum Beach, take your pick and escape into absolute bliss. 


If this sounds like the perfect weekend to you then don’t waste anymore time and get on over to one of the Sunshine Coasts most beloved coastal towns. With dream locations and premium quality, Prestige Holiday Homes, promises an unforgettable experience with our incredible accommodation for your family, friends, and colleagues.

The Pool House Coolum Beach

The perfect place for the family and you four legged favourite, it’s the ultimate holiday house all year round. Newly renovated, a short walk to the beach, ample open living and it comes with a swimming pool and heated spa. You won’t want to leave the landscaped gardens and modern-day beach house.

If you’re thinking about visiting Coolum Beach for your next weekend don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team at Prestige Homes to learn more about everything the town has on offer or to book your Coolum Beach holiday house today! Book your accommodation for your next weekend getaway and enjoy all the wonders that Coolum Beach has on offer.