Yaroomba has Point Arkwright at its northern end and Mount Coolum just beyond its southern border. It has a long, wide beach that can be risky for swimming, with wild waves and ocean sweeps. It is only a few kilometres south of Main street Coolum, with all the local facilities on offer.
Yaroomba is home to the Hyatt Coolum and Australias favourite PGA Golf championships.
The suburb began life as a housing estate named Coronation Beach in 1953 in honour of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. In 1961 the name was changed to Yaroomba, which is thought to be derived from an Aboriginal word describing the sound of surf on the beach.