Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
Published November 4th 2012
Enjoy The River And The Beach In Cotton Tree
You know the drill - the family wants to go on holidays. You want some powerful waves so you can go windsurfing, sunbake on the beach and enjoy the roughness of the ocean. But your better half wants the peace and serenity only a river can offer. Usually you'd have to pick one or the other, but at Cotton Tree Holiday Park you can have the best of both worlds.
This is just a part of your backyard at the Cotton Tree Holiday Park
You can enjoy both the crashing waves of the beach and the calming waters of the river at this popular camping and caravan ground on the Sunshine Coast. On one side, you've got the beautiful Maroochy River, and literally around the corner you've got Maroochydore Beach. It's the ultimate spot for a weekend camping, no matter how you like to relax. It's like waking up to your own personal beach and river. There's not a more ideal spot for a caravan park anywhere else on the Sunshine Coast.
I stayed there recently and there was a beautiful silence that befell the park both day and night. At times, all I could hear was the crashing of the waves and the rustling of the leaves in the trees. It just felt like absolute serenity.
During any weekend or holiday season the beach behind the caravan park backing onto the Maroochy River mouth is absolutely packed with those wanting to fish, swim, sunbake, kayak, or even give stand up paddleboarding a go. And there's no better place to do it - the river itself is quite calm but if you want to test your skills a bit more just turn the corner and you'll have the waves crashing on the beach.
There are a couple of different ways to spend your time at Cotton Tree Holiday Park. If you're used to camping it out in the bush then you'll probably be fine in one of the 29 unpowered site - some of them right on the waterfront. Those looking for a little bit more luxury can check out the 372 powered caravan sites.
There are hundreds of both powered and unpowered camp sites
They even have a range of one, two and four bedroom villas - each with reverse cycle air conditioning, Austar, kitchen, a queen size bed in the main bedroom, a set of bunks plus its own bathroom and toilet.
Get in early and book yourself a spot facing either the river or the beach
Don't worry if you've opted for one of the cheaper options though. Even if you're outdoors you've still got access to five amenity buildings, three different laundry facilities with coin operated washing machines and clothes dryer, baby facilities, LPG and party ice for sale and even wireless internet hotspots. You may be camping out but it doesn't mean you have to do it rough.
The Holiday Park is right over the road from the heartland of Cotton Tree, which in my opinion is one of the must see places on the Sunshine Coast. You'll find everything you need here to survive the week including a Foodworks, a bakery, butcher and newsagency. There's also a series of coffee shops such as the Nude Deli Cafe, The Coffee Club and Silva Spoon. If you want to grab some takeaway I highly recommend Mojo's Smooth Juicy Cafe. So if you like, you don't even have to leave the immediate vicinity to enjoy a week here.
Camping on the Sunshine Coast is a real treat when you've got places like the Cotton Tree Holiday Park to take you in. You'll have an absolute blast no matter how you choose to spend your time.