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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
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The price is £93 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr

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! (1,924 reviews)

"great facilities family friendly close to the beach walking distance to shops"…"

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2021

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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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £94 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr

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! (1,266 reviews)

"Was ok just rained the hole time so didn’t do much. Place’s to eat around was not that good."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 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 £155 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr

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! (118 reviews)

"Awesome location. Generous size apartment and have booked in for next year"…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2020

Windward Passage Holiday Apartments
Sandy Shores on Golden Beach
Sandy Shores on Golden Beach
4 out of 5
7 Esplanade, Golden Beach, QLD
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Offering direct access to the beach, this Golden Beach apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Golden Beach and Bulcock Beach. Shelly Beach and Moffat Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (121 reviews)

"The accommodation (and view) were perfect for a family get away and the location was fantastic!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2020

Sandy Shores on Golden Beach
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 (5 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (64 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Gemini Resort
Riviere on Golden Beach
Riviere on Golden Beach
4 out of 5
72 Esplanade, Golden Beach, QLD
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With direct access to the beach, this Golden Beach apartment building is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Golden Beach, Bulcock Beach and Shelly ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (72 reviews)

"Our apartment directly overlooked Golden Beach, it was our first time staying here and I would recommend. Walking paths close by were excellent and in good condition. Property manager friendly and very helpful as well."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Riviere on Golden Beach
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