The chief drawcard to this region is of course . . . the beaches!
Buderim is less than fifteen minutes from some of Australia’s best, here on the Sunshine Coast.
Take the drive down Mooloolaba Road, heading east out of Buderim and you can’t miss the Pacific Ocean.
Turn right at the water and you will get to the famous Mooloolaba Beach. Turn left and find Alexandra Headlands, Maroochydore and Cotton Tree.
|Sunrise over the beautiful beach at Alexandra Headlands.At this time of day it takes around 7 minutes to drive down from Buderim.A favourite point break among locals and tourists.|
|Old Woman Island is the name of that funny looking, windswept offshore lump that you can see from east-facing vantage points on Buderim.
Head down to Mudjimba beach by taking the David Low Way turn off the Motorway and you get a whole new perspective, like the one at left.
Mudjimba is a remarkable, wide, clean and patrolled beach.
|Venture further north and you will get to Coolum Beach.
This beach has quite a lot of different faces as it stretches northwards from “The Boardwalk” in the town of Coolum.
The Coolum Surf Life Savers have taken delivery of beaut little offroaders that help them to cover the long wide stretches of sand.
|No matter what beach you are on, if you can’t see a set of 2 flags like this, you are well advised not to swim.The area between the flags is patrolled by the Surf Live Savers.
Every year people are injured or die because they risk swimming in unpatrolled waters.
Most at risk are tourists from overseas that are deceived by the beautiful yet treacherous surf.
While you are down on a patrolled beach, don’t forget to say “thanks” to a lifesaver, they are volunteers!
Take a 20 minute car ride south to Caloundra and visit the fantastic beachside facilities around the Pumicestone Passage nothern outlet and Kings Beach.
This timed fountain is one of the attractions that draws a big crowd on a hot summer’s day.
|At the end of the day the beach at Alex looks just as beautiful as when it all began this morning!Find all the beaches using the map below.
Zoom out using the tabs and click anywhere on the map to centre the point of interest before zooming in!
|Besides the map below, you can locate all the beaches and Surf Life Saving Clubs on our very cool Quick Locator map! (you need broadband).|