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Top 5 Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway walks and rides for families

Outdoor Fun, Sunshine Coast, Things to Do

Fancy talking a walk along our beautiful coastline this weekend? The Sunshine Coast has pathways stretching 73 kilometres from Bells Creek to Coolum.

A walk or ride is something enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. It’s an opportunity to get out into the fresh air and take advantage of the beautiful coastline the Sunshine Coast has to offer. You can explore the beaches, parks and leisure areas on or off road, with a network of pathways on offer.

Here are five of the Sunshine Coast’s best coastal pathway walks and rides for families.


Bokarina Beach to Crummunda Park – 3.5km one way

Start your perfect summer adventure at Bokarina Beach’s snazzy new playground at Village Park. Take a dip in the ocean or enjoy a coffee and snack before starting your journey. It’s a flat walk or ride to Crummunda Park where you’ll be treated to a shady playground, barbecues, and public toilets. Family favourite Lake Currimundi is close by.


Golden Beach Esplanade – 1km to 2km one way

This scenic stretch is a lovely flat and shady walk or ride. Explore the charming cafes and stop at Fraser Park for a playground visit. Sandy beaches lead to the calm waters of the Pumicestone Passage.


Mount Coolum Beach to Marcoola Beach – 1.8km one way

If you’re dreaming of a tranquil outing, don’t miss this tree-covered route, which includes plenty of quiet beach accesses. It’s a great walk or ride for busy families seeking time out. The Marcoola section offers fantastic cafes and a playground.

Mooloolaba Spit – 3.5km return

One of the Sunshine Coast’s most famous spots. Take advantage of this wide, flat and shady pathway which serves up stunning coastal views. Take a swim, visit the playground and stop for mouth watering fish and chips at the spit end.

Buddina Beach to Point Cartwright – 2.5km return

There’s plenty to see and do around the Point Cartwright Headland and spectacular views. This walk or ride includes some hills and ends at picnic perfect La Balsa Park.

You can find out more about the Coastal Pathway by downloading a copy of the guide, or picking up a copy from your local bike shop, visitor information centre or council office.

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Have you taken a walk or bike ride along the Coastal Pathway? Which section did you do?

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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