Coolum Scenic Spots
There's more to Coolum that just huge expanses of pristine beaches and lush coastal vegetation. To really appreciate the beauty of Coolum and the Sunshine Coast there are several scenic spots in Coolum where you can get the best views. Make sure you bring your camera because some of the spots are definitely Instagrammable!
This awe-inspiring volcanic plug that seems to dominate the skyline around Coolum, has the most incredible panoramic views from the summit. Looking south, on a clear day you can see all the way down to Caloundra and looking north all the way up to Double Island Point. You can also see right over to the lush greenery of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. But be warned, the walk to the summit is challenging and you need to be reasonably fit to climb it.
Only 4 kilometres from Coolum is the rocky headland of Point Perry that is 20 to 20 metres above the ocean and offers stunning views of the ocean and Coolum's beaches. You can walk here from Coolum via the boardwalk and through the sub-tropical rainforest. Point Arkwright is the perfect spot for some whale watching during the migration season and you may also see dolphins and sea turtles.
Coolum's most famous vantage point, Point Perry is a 30 metre rocky headland with a viewing platform that is perfect for capturing stunning views of the ocean below and Coolum beaches. To the south of the headland is First Bay, a popular surfing and fishing spot. You may also see humpback whale, dolphins and sea turtles from the headland. Point Perry also offers great picnic facilities if you want to linger longer. It's an easy walking distance from Coolum along the boardwalk.
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