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Exploring the Best Accessible Beaches on the Sunshine Coast

One of the best parts about the Sunshine Coast is most definitely its beaches. Sun, sand and surf is a focal point of its beauty, but what makes it even greater is the commitment to accessibility. Meaning everyone can enjoy the incredible beaches that make the Sunshine Coast so dreamy!

Adam and Rebecca sitting a table near the beach having lunch and holding hands


Here’s a guide to some of the Sunshine Coast’s most accessible beaches:



One of the most popular destinations for holiday goers and locals alike with its strip of cafes, boutiques, and ice cream shops. As well as its km’s of white sand and gentle waves. The beach is equipped with beach matting and offers beach wheelchairs too, making it accessible to everyone. The beach wheelchair is available to use at the Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving club, just pre-register to make sure it’s available.



Kings Beach is on the southern cusp of the Sunshine Coast and has a tonne of facilities that make it highly accessible. It has matting and beach wheelchairs, along with accessible toilets and change rooms. Located near the Kings Beach Bathing Pavilion and the lifesaving club, this beach also has a wheelchair-access ramp and a sheltered platform with breathtaking views of the ocean. If you’re not up to going on the sand, they also have a 25m saltwater pool overlooking the beach with disabled access and lifeguard supervision.

The Social Saturday crew swimming and wading in the Kings Beach saltwater pool



Not too far from Kings Beach, you’ve got Dicky Beach that’s well-known for its family-friendly atmosphere with parks, skateparks and little cafes. The Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving club offers both beach wheelchairs and matting so everyone can enjoy the experience. Booking in advance is recommended.



Nestled in the North, Coolum Beach is famous for its grassy beachfronts, parks and never-ending ocean backdrop. And for beachgoers seeking accessibility, the Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving club offers beach wheelchairs and matting. Book the beach wheelchair by contacting the club directly.

Jane doing the thumbs up as she walks along the beach boardwalk with a big smile on her face



Probably one of the most famous beaches in Australia. And for good reason. Noosa has everything you could hope for – beautiful hinterland, koalas, shopping strips, award-winning restaurants, and resorts and of course its world-known beaches. Beach wheelchairs are available as well as accessible changerooms, toilets and showers. Plus, there’s also the wheelchair-friendly coastal trails of Noosa National Park.



To make the beaches even more accessible, the Sunshine Coast Council have also made it possible to hire beach wheelchairs that can travel on sand without beach matting.  You can hire it at no cost between Monday and Friday every week of the year from the Compass Institute in Caloundra. How good!


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