The Sunshine Coast is aptly named and with its temperate climate makes it a relaxing holiday destination, all year round. The beaches from Coolum in the north to Caloundra in the south are some of the best in the country with golden sands and the tepid waters of the Pacific Ocean.
All the Sunshine Coast Holiday Parks are conveniently located, allowing guests direct access to sun, sand and surf.
So, in no particular order, except to say, I commenced on the south side of the Sunshine Coast and moved northwards, here is my list to assist you with your holiday planning.
⛺️ 1. Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park 4 Beerburrum Street, Dicky Beach QLD 4551 07 5491-3342
Entrance to Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park - Image: Elaine de Wet
The second Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park is smack bang on the Mooloolaba Esplanade, offering some of the most enviable views of the magnificent Pacific Ocean.
All the caravan sites here overlook the beach and rock pools - a small piece of paradise.
⛺️ Facilities at the park include:
34 powered caravan sites;
BBQ shelter and tables with seats
All sites at Parkyn Parade and Mooloolaba Esplanade have power, water and sullage points and concrete pads for the annexe.
With regards the Mooloolaba Esplanade Holiday Park, you will have to be quick, as Council has plans to demolish it and replace it with a landscaped coastal walkway including gardens, a playground and rock pools.
There's so much to do on the Sunshine Coast: swim; surf at patrolled beaches; visit the Sunshine Plaza shopping centre; childrens' playgrounds; bike paths and even lawn bowls. The Maroochydore Beach Bowls Club is only five hundred metres from the Holiday Park entrance.
⛺️ 4. Cotton Tree Holiday Park
2-36 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, QLD 4558
You can experience the best of two worlds at Cotton Tree Holiday Park with direct access to the Maroochy River and the Maroochydore Beach.
Surf the waves at the beach, or windsurf and sail in the calmer waters of the river. Maroochy River is a fisherman's oasis with great fishing all year round. The sea not for you? Then Cotton Tree Swimming Pool complex, with a 50m and a 25m pool is located right next door to the Holiday Park.
Coolum Beach is undoubtedly the quintessential Australian surf beach and what better way to enjoy it than staying on absolute beach frontage at the Coolum Beach Holiday Park. Sites with direct access to the patrolled surf of Coolum Beach make this park one of the Sunshine Coast's most popular camping and caravan destinations.
Positioned next to the Coolum Beach Surf Club, Coolum Beach Holiday Park is set on ten acres of pristine beachfront land, within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants.
6 villas (1 x 2 bedroom, 5 x 1 bedroom - one of which is easy access PWD compliant);
baby facilities including bath and change table;
modern camp kitchen, with fridge, BBQ's and hotplates - seating for 32 people;
3 amenity buildings;
2 laundry areas;
dog friendly, on application
⛺️ 7. Rivershore Resort - A BIG4 Holiday Park
99 David Low Way, Diddillibah, QLD, 4558
Rivershore Resort entrance - Image: Elaine de Wet
If you don't manage to get a booking at one of the Sunshine Coast's beach Holiday Parks, then your next best option would be the Rivershore Resort in Diddillibah. Not even a year old yet, this outstanding Resort is located on the Maroochy River, a stone's throw from the unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast. I might add, Rivershore Resort has the added bonus of 'glamping' (my style of camping) available too.
Glamping - Image: Elaine de Wet
With plenty of space for your caravan or camper trailer, Rivershore Resort gives you the freedom to set up camp however you choose, whether you own a tent, RV or a caravan. Or, perhaps like me you want to be self-indulgent, we can stay in the luxurious self-contained safari tents with river views and the opportunity to view the abundance of wildlife.
⛺️ Facilities at the resort include:
3 amenity blocks;
3 camp kitchens;
fully licensed bar/restaurant;
large heated pool, complete with two waterslides (wheelchair accessibility);
large childrens' playground;
private pontoon/jetty and boat ramp;
Pool complete with waterslides - Image: Elaine de Wet
Our four-legged family members are welcome outside of school holidays ensuring that ALL members of the family get some much-needed rest and relaxation.
It doesn't really matter whether you're a camper, a caravanner, prefer the luxury of a villa or 'glamping', these Holiday Parks on the Sunshine Coast will ensure that you can get some 'R 'n R' (rest and relaxation) back into your life. There's nothing quite like getting back to nature and enjoying the little things in life!