Marcoola Things to do

To Point Arkwright from the entrance of northern Maroochydore an enchanting beach extends with its captivating and exotic beauty. This beach is called the Marcoola beach. It is a place for entertainment for all age groups as the beach is divided into the front grassland area where mostly barbeques and picnics for children are held. On the contrary the beach is also the perfect place for surfers and fishermen to enjoy the exotic view of the beach and spend a refreshing time which will relax them and help them to enjoy that relax & recreation they were looking forward to.

When you drive to the south from the beach you can easily arrive at the Sunshine coast airport which makes the location of the beach more accessible for tourists. Marcoola Beach and Mudjimba Beach both are adjoining and both the beaches are patrolled by Surf Life Savers. Pacific Paradise, Town of Seaside and Twin Waters are also within the same vicinity of Marcoola beach.

Another facility for all the people and tourists visiting the Marcoola Beach is the presence of a Marcoola Surf Club. It is well known that the Club in 1990 and 1998 hosted the Qld State Titles and since 1969 the Club has been serving as a host at Marcoola beach. The opening time of Marcoola Beach surf club is 10 am every day. Their lunch time is daily from 12 noon to 2pm.

Hawksbill turtle is a special kind of turtle species that gets attracted to the white exotic and nutritious sand of the Marcoola Beach and the turtles come and lay eggs at the beach which eventually hatch out naturally. Another exotic view that the Marcoola Beach is well known of is the migration of the Humpback Whales every winter. The people who come to visit the beach get to see the whales almost every day. If you want to go for a walk with your dog the beach at the north of the town will provide you with the opportunity to roam around with your pet freely so, it is a perfect place for all the dog lovers. Another feature is the seeding of Black Cockatoos when they migrate every year.


Activities :

Camp with your family members

Canoeing in the blue waters of the beach

Cycling around the vast land of the beach



Surfing and swimming at the patrolled beach

Exploring and going through the national parks that surround the beach

Climbing on the Mt Coolum Mountain

Picnics and trips at Glass House Mountains

Walking on the beach

Biking on mountains

Watching the birds

Surfing on the glorious tides

Watching the whales swim to the surface

Turtle watching



Marcoola restaurants :

Santorini, 13-17 Mudjimba Esplanade, Mudjimba                                 (07) 5450 6622
Cucina Al Mare, 35 Seaside Blvd., Marcoola                                            (07) 5351 1010
SurfAir On Marcoola Beach, 923 David Low Way, Marcoola             (07) 5412 0100

Menu: Modern Australian Cuisine. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – Licensed.
Phone: 5457 2555
Location: Surfair Resort, David Low Way Marcoola.
(10 Mins walk)

Menu: Italian, Licensed or BYO, Reasonably Priced
Phone: 5448 8449
Location: Pacific Paradise Resort, 151-153 Mudjimba Beach Road.

Menu: Italian Licensed, Dine-In or Take-Away
Phone: 5450 7174
Location: Pacific Paradise Shopping Centre (Centro), Corner Menzies Dr & David Low Way.

Menu: Fish & Chips, Burgers etc
Phone: 5448 7755
Location: Pacific Paradise Shopping Centre (Centro), Corner Menzies Dr & David Low Way.


Menu: Modern Australian Cuisine. Dinner Wednesday to Sunday – Licensed.
Phone: 5457 0690 Closed Monday & Tuesday
Location: Santorini Resort, 13 – 15 Mudjimba Esplanade.
(5-10 minute walk, 900 metres from resort).

Menu: Surf Club Menu – Casual Dining. Lunch & Dinner – Licensed.
Phone: 5448 8605
Location: 64-76 The Esplanade, MarcoolaCourtesy Bus Available – 5448 8605 for pick-up and return.
( 5 mins by car)

Menu: Café/ Bar Style Food, Licensed, indoor/outdoor. Relaxed environment – Great for children.
Phone: 5448 9677
Location: 21 Mudjimba Esplanade
5 mins by car)