7.6 out of 10

Tradewinds Ave, Coolum Beach

-26.52911 153.08349
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  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Great Street - good neighbours, quiet, friendly - in a beach side town."

Coolum Beach is easily accessed from the Sunshine Coast airport and also makes coming and going to and from major cities of Australia easy.
Highway 1 (Bruce Highway) takes you to Brisbane in 1 hour 15minutes and is accessed from Coolum either via Yandina (a very pretty drive) or Sunshine Coast motorway (both 100kph) if you want to save 5 minutes. Bruce Highway speed limit is 110kph till Caboolture, where it changes to 100kph.

I lived in Tradewinds Avenue, Coolum Beach, Queensland from 1984 untill early 1999, and we still own the property.
I loved living there. It has great sea breezes and is only 1 km from the beach - easy walking distance and takes 10 minutes or 1 minute drive.

The neighbours are friendly, keen to help out, and easy going. It's a quiet street, with little through traffic. Neat gardens, some dogs, but council regulations require fencing.

Close to Primary school, shops and beach.
The Sunshine motorway is easily accessed and takes you south to Maroochydore, Mooloolaba or north to Noosa, Tewantin and on to Cooroy, Eumundi etc.

Churches: Catholic, Uniting, Anglican, Baptist, Assemblies of God all have churches in and near Coolum. CCF (Assemlies of God) also offer private education - preps - 12) and an Anglican college at Peregian Springs.

Coolum State school is just around the corner, whilst the State high school is about 5 minutes drive near Peregian off the David Low Way.

Waterfront restaurants, Surf Club and Coffee Club, Maccas, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Mexican and new style restaurants, offer eating out scenarios for all tastes. Lots of footpath dining. Coolum is becoming the new Noosa.

Great golfing (and food) at the Coolum Mountain Golf Club or Coolum Hyatt (2013 update: Now Palmer Coolum Resort) or further afield at Twin Waters, Pacific Paradise.

Recently opened Woolworths shopping precinct on South Coolum road is easily accessed from Tradewinds avenue.
Also IGA shopping centre and variety of shops and restaurants at Birtwill Street. (2013 update: This complex was bought by Coles and is now a modern A1 shopping complex with Coles, pharmacy, gifts, coffee shops, butcher, fish and chips, etc. Across the street there are some very popular eating venues, which always seem to be crowded, even in the off season.)

Banks: ANZ, NAB, Commonwealth, Heritage.
Swimming pool - Public 25 metre pool, and heated learning pool on David Low Way.
Private Learn to Swim pool - Cnr Beach Road and Santa Monica Ave.
Library: Situated behind the Coolum Beach Community Centre. Free lending - modern library equipped with WiFi. Need to book for internet time.

BEACH: This is THE attraction at Coolum. Great surf and you can walk to Sunshine beach along the same beach all the way. Beautiful sand dunes, as well as 3 bays for sheltered sunbathing, surfing etc.
Great rock fishing. Life savers patroll the beach in about 3 spots - great board riding, body surfing or sun bathing. Showers at beach, as well as toilets. A skate board pit/ramp and kids playground are situated in Tickle park above the beach next to the surf life saving club.
For a healthy walk/run, great board walks take you south to Yaroomba above the beach, and bike/walking paths take you as far as Town of Seaside, Marcoola, and the airport.
For families with little ones, there is Stumer's Creek, which runs into the ocean about 15 minutes walk north along the main beach, or easily accessed by road - turn right about 1 km north of Beach Rd /Esplanade T junction into Stumer's Beach track (bitumen), Showers/toilet block, picnic area, still fresh water. Don't worry about the colour of the water, as it is dark because of the Tea Tree roots but is safe to swim in.

Playing fields, tennis courts are situated behind the Swimming pool complex on David Low Way.
For those who wish to do a spot of climbing, there are Mt Coolum, Emu Mtn and Mt Ninderry or further afield, Mt Cooroy, Kin Kin Mountains etc. These can be accessed easily and are not too high but still get you breathing!

Well stocked modern Library with Internet access and wireless. Civic centre, neighbourhood centre.
Plenty of apartments for holiday makers.

Looking around, people are generally slender, fit looking...lots of beach walking I'd say! There are also several gyms in Coolum Beach.

Lovely lookouts at Pt Perry, and at top of Scrub Road.
Resorts line David Low Way, as well as Coolum Hyatt (2013: now Palmer Coolum Resort) which offers high end resort holidays.

Can't really say enough about this gorgeous little town...hope to move back there in the not too distant future! I miss living there!
  • cool, summer breezes
  • quiet, close to beach, shops, schools
  • friendly neighbours
  • can't think of any atm
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer What an amazing review! I enjoyed reading it. Thanks. If you get a chance would love to see some photos.
Pattieone Thanks so much for that comment JVS. Haven't been back on this site for a while. Nice to have a look around again.
CommunityMan Lovely photo too - looks like an amazing beach!
Pattieone thanks CommunityMan
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