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Beach day must-haves: Your essential guide to enjoying Coolum's shoreline

When planning a sun-soaked getaway to the coastal town of Coolum, it's crucial to pack the right essentials to make the most of your beach experience.

Here is our list of beach day must-haves:

1. Sunscreen - Coolum's abundant sunshine demands adequate skin protection so remember to pack your sunscreen.

2. Beach towels/ picnic rug - Comfort is key on the sandy shores. Bring beach towels for lounging and consider a lightweight picnic rug for a comfortable beach picnic.

4. Wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses - A wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses will help protect your face from the sun.

5. Reusable water bottle - Stay hydrated. Coolum's beaches may not have freshwater taps nearby, so having your own water supply is essential.

6. Flip-flops (thongs) - Navigating the hot sand is a breeze with the right footwear.

7. Beach umbrella - Create your shady oasis with a beach umbrella and enjoy the beach all day without overheating.

8. Snorkel gear - Explore the underwater wonders off Coolum's coast by bringing along snorkel gear.

9. Beach games and toys - For added fun, consider packing beach games like paddleball, frisbees, or even a beach volleyball.

10. Snacks and cooler bag - Avoid beachside hunger by packing a cooler bag with refreshing snacks.

11. Reading material - Enjoy some downtime with a good book or magazine.

13. Camera or smartphone - Capture the precious moments of your Coolum holiday with a camera or smartphone


With these beach day must-haves, you're well-equipped for an enjoyable and stress-free day on Coolum's stunning beaches. Whether you're a sun seeker, water enthusiast, or just looking to unwind, these essentials ensure you have everything you need for a memorable seaside experience.

Take a look at all of our great accommodation options and start planning your next Coolum escape today.