One of the key attractions of Mooloolaba is of course the beach on which is located along. It is a very family friendly area, and the beach offers a lot for all types of holiday visitors and locals alike.
Mooloolaba is not as east facing as most Sunshine Coast beaches, so the swell can work in different ways to others. The beach also offers a fantastic sunset watching opportunity as it faces North / Northeast. From here you can see the sun go down over the hinterland and nearby mountains.
The beach can be kind of broken up into a few sections, which all have their different feel or benefit. We will talk about them a little bit below.
The Main Beach
Right at the heart of Mooloolaba is the main beach area, in front of the Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club. It is a patrolled beach that can be quite busy on the weekends and during the holiday seasons. This is for good reason as it is a delightful place to swim, sunbake or play with family and friends.
Mooloolaba Esplanade runs along the beach front, and a lot of work has been done to limit vehicle traffic. There is a boardwalk along the length of the beach, with barbeques, bathrooms and kids play areas included.
Another benefit Mooloolaba main beach is that it is just across the road from all the shops, restaurants and hotels along the main strip.
The Mooloolaba Spit
The main beach is somewhat protected by the Mooloolaba Spit and Point Cartwright at its tip. Generally, the further east along the spit you go, the smaller the waves become. At the end of the spit is the harbour entrance, where boast can be seen coming an and out of the harbour and canal area.
To get to the spit area, you can walk up from the surf club, or you can drive along Parkyn Parade, which has ample parking close to numerous beach entrances.
The spit has a few shady areas under trees that hang over the upper dunes. Many of the entrances have showers and there is the odd toilet facility spread along the way. Again, there are barbeques and playground behind the beach too.
The spit is a more relaxed section of the beach, that is less busy. Swimming between the flags is of course highly recommended.
Okay, it is call Alexandra Headlands, so it might not be officially part of Mooloolaba. However it is an easy walk along the beach to the headland. This area includes a rocky shelf and at times can be a great surfing spot that holds larger waves.
The headland is also a nice place to spot wildlife, walk along the rocks and take in the beautiful views over the coastline.
We hope this helps you understand the beach area a little more, and we look forward to welcoming you to our holiday apartments in Mooloolaba Beach some time soon.