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Golden BeachSunshine Coast

Relax on one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia and take in views of the picturesque Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Golden Beach is the most southerly of Caloundra’s beaches and hugs the shores of Pumicestone Passage. The tranquil waters are protected from the ocean by Bribie Island, making it perfect for swimming, boating or fishing.

Follow the coastal path that winds its way to central Caloundra and passes shady playgrounds and picnic areas. Savour freshly caught seafood at one of the many local restaurants or have your own beachside barbecue. Relax on the sandy shores and enjoy the sunshine. Gaze upon the dramatic outlines of the Glass House Mountains silhouetted along the hinterland horizon.

If you are feeling adventurous, there are many watersports to try at Golden Beach. Rent a Jet Ski or take a boat out and go fishing. During the day, join a riverboat tour of Pumicestone Passage or kayak across to Bribie Island. You can also rent a bike and go riding along the well-marked bike track that borders the shoreline. There are many hideaway spots to take a break and have a picnic along the way. Pick up some fresh produce from the Bulcock Street markets that take place in Caloundra’s town centre every Sunday.

Take your pick of accommodation from one of the many beachfront resorts or pet-friendly holiday houses. There are also many camping and caravan sites along the esplanade facing the tranquil ocean.

Golden Beach is only a short distance away from some of the Sunshine Coast’s more novel attractions, including Aussie World, the iconic Ettamogah Pub, the famous Australia Zoo and Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba. Right next to the Ettamogah Pub is a range of specialty shops selling Australian-made products. Time your visit with the Caloundra Triathlon that takes place in February each year to see the race from the sands of Golden Beach.

Golden Beach is often described as the gateway to the Sunshine Coast and is only a 1-hour drive north of Brisbane. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and stunning coastal sights this beach has to offer at any time of the year.


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Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort
Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5
2 Landsborough Parade, Golden Beach, QLD
The price is ¥10,618 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Golden Beach, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bulcock Beach, Caloundra Events Center, and Queensland Air Museum. Kings Beach and Moffat ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,888 reviews)

"Its a pleasant place for young kids and adult to enjoy."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Golden Beach
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Golden Beach
4 out of 5
75 Esplanade, cnr Jellicoe Street and Esplanade, Golden Beach, QLD
The price is ¥14,472 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

This family-friendly Sunshine Coast aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Golden Beach and Bribie Island National Park. Bulcock Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,295 reviews)

"location is excellent. parking is a problem.desk staff and maintenance were also very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Golden Beach
Windward Passage Holiday Apartments
Windward Passage Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
31 Landsborough Parade, Golden Beach, QLD
The price is ¥16,508 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Offering direct access to the beach, this Golden Beach apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Golden Beach and Bulcock Beach. Moffat Beach and Shelly ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (115 reviews)

"Amazing views, great location"…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Windward Passage Holiday Apartments
Moorings Beach Resort
Moorings Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
88 The Esplanade, Golden Beach, QLD
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Offering direct access to the beach, this Golden Beach hotel is on the boardwalk, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Bribie Island National Park, and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (221 reviews)
Great location at the quieter end of the beach

"The managers were very friendly and helpful. We had an issue with the air-conditioning which they attended to as soon as advised. Resort facilities were fabulous, and very well maintained. Our room was a little tired and could do with some updating, but overall loved our stay."…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Moorings Beach Resort
Belvedere Apartments
Belvedere Apartments
4 out of 5
61 Esplanade, Golden Beach, QLD
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Located in Golden Beach, this beach apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Bribie Island National Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bulcock Beach and Shelly ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (95 reviews)

"Great location and great communication from Yvonne. The rooms were roomy, very clean and airy. Beautiful big balcony and view of the water over the road. Just a walk down the street for breaky & coffee. The furniture is getting dated but I would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

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Gemini Resort
Gemini Resort
3.5 out of 5
49 Landsborough Parade, Golden Beach, QLD
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With direct access to the beach, this Golden Beach aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Golden Beach, Bulcock Beach, and Moffat Beach. Shelly Beach is 3.1 mi ...

4.4/5Excellent! (69 reviews)

"Great views of Caloundra, especially in the evening. Not enough Toilet Paper left in the unit."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Gemini Resort
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