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Mooloolaba Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Mooloolaba Beach showing a bay or harbor and a beach as well as a large group of people

Cool off in the water, stroll along the coastal esplanade and scuba dive among military shipwrecks.

The north-facing Mooloolaba Beach, with its pristine white sand, calm lapping water and surrounding grassy knolls, is a great spot for a day of rest by the seaside. Lounge about on the grassy areas, sunbathe on the beach, snorkel, swim or body board over the surf and scuba dive on the sunken HMAS Brisbane.

This stretch of curved shoreline is one of the most renowned in Queensland. The surrounding trees, grassy lawn, parks, picnic areas and playgrounds give this beach a tranquil, family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the waterfront esplanade, take a seat on the viewing platform, look out to sea and breathe in the fresh ocean air. The loo with its ocean views is said to be one of the best features of the esplanade.

Head out to the deep seas on a fishing tour or join a whale-watching cruise to spot the creatures of the deep. For something more adventurous, sign up for a scuba dive tour with sharks.

Hop on a bike and ride along the wooden paths or meander along the beach to the northern end of the shoreline to explore numerous rock pools. Spot sea urchins, clams, soft coral, colourful anemone and sea daisies.

Spread a rug out on the grassy hillside and stay by the water until the sun sets over the ocean. After a day of walking, take a seat at a picnic table, barbecue the catch of the day and look out to sea as the kids play in the nearby playground.

For a snack or meal, head to the Mooloolaba Surf Club or across the road to select from a number of outdoor cafés for alfresco dining.

Mooloolaba Beach is on the Sunshine Coast, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Brisbane, approximately a 90-minute drive north.

Top Hotels Close to Mooloolaba Beach

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is ¥16,908 per night from May 16 to May 17
Located in Mooloolaba, this luxury aparthotel is steps from Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore Beach are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,103 reviews)
"Ocean views we paid for were on a very low floor and the lift regulations due to Covid frustrating. Brilliant location."

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

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Landmark Resort
Landmark Resort
4.5 out of 5
11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is ¥22,876 per night from May 17 to May 18
Located in Mooloolaba, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Mooloolaba Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,518 reviews)
"Excellent location, short walk to beach and resraurants."

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

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Caribbean Resort
Caribbean Resort
3.5 out of 5
17-19 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba, QLD
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This family-friendly Sunshine Coast apartment building is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. SEA ...
4.1/5Very Good! (623 reviews)
"Good position, good price, clean, good size pool and spa, very convenient"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

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Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is ¥16,908 per night from May 16 to May 17
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Landmark Resort
Landmark Resort
4.5 out of 5
11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is ¥22,876 per night from May 17 to May 18
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3.5 out of 5
17-19 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba, QLD
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Seamark on First
4 out of 5
29 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is ¥27,925 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
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Newport Mooloolaba
Newport Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
135 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is ¥15,149 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
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Beach Club Resort
Beach Club Resort
4 out of 5
87 - 97 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is ¥16,832 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
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84 The Spit Holiday Apartments
3 out of 5
84 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD
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Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
4.5 out of 5
98-110 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, QLD
The price is ¥15,485 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
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Direct Hotels - Sea Breeze Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
24 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is ¥15,225 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
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