Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore
Colourful playground with a pathway and Mooloolaba beach in background
Beaches and parks directory
  • Last updated:
  • 08 Apr 2021
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update - council parks and beaches are open with social distancing required. Visit council's page on COVID-19 for more information.

Please note: Our teams are out and about caring for council’s 1069 hectares of parklands and reserves across the Sunshine Coast region. Prolonged wet periods can delay our regular maintenance schedule and even when the rain clears, we need to allow the ground to dry out or risk significant damage to our green spaces. We appreciate that our community is our eyes and ears on the ground and thank you for your patience while we schedule maintenance in the most efficient way.

If you see something that needs attention, you can log requests via council’s website, livechat, phone 5475 7272, or email us at customerservice@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

What is the Beaches and Parks Directory

This directory provides basic information and photographs for our popular destination open spaces only.  It currently does not include every park in our region. You can search the location of ALL our beaches and parks using the Beaches and Parks Directory Map.  This map shows facilities currently available in each open space area that are maintained by council.  

How to search

Using the search area below, search by Keyword (park or street name), Filter by type of park, Filter by suburb, Filter by feature (facility type), such as:

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  • First Bay
    • Address:
      David Low Way Coolum Beach

    The First Bay is separated from Coolum Beach by Point Perry where there is a lookout and facilities. The beach access point and on street car park is located 100 metres south of Scrub Road. This beach is a popular surf and fishing spot and is not patrolled.

  • First Jetty
    • Address:
      Cotton Tree Park, The Esplanade, Maroochydore

    First Jetty, nearest to the Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre, is a wheelchair accessible fishing spot with stunning views to the north over the Maroochy River.

  • Fisherman's Park (Pilot Station)
    • Address:
      Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba

    The park and memorial statue is dedicated to fishermen lost at sea. The park's themed playground is sheltered by shade sails. Parking and public amenity facilities are provided as well as a variety of shelters with barbecue facilities

  • Foote Memorial Sanctuary (Eric Joseph Foote War Memorial Sanctuary)
    • Address:
      Park Lane, Buderim

    The park was given to Council in 1941 in memory of Eric Foote who died in the Great War (WW 1). This former farm is now home to over 385 native plant species have been recorded. The Foote Sanctuary Support Volunteer group attend regular working bees. The area has shelters with barbecue and picnic facilities and public amenities, (including parking) and is most enjoyed for it's re-vegetated bushland reserve that features over 2500 metres of trails to explore.

  • Frank Huxham Lookout
    • Address:
      Pacific Boulevard Buddina

    This scenic viewpoint is located in the Buddina Foreshore Reserve at Beach Access point 207 adjacent to Bandalong Street. There is a beach shower and a number of seats to take in the view or to check the surf. Frank Huxham was the first Secretary of the Kawana Advancement Association and worked as a volunteer for the Beach Protection Authority after Cyclone Wendy hit in February 1972.

  • Fraser Park
    • Address:
      Esplanade Golden Beach

    Fraser Park lies on the waterfront between McLean and Jellicoe Streets and has stunning views across the Pumicestone Passage. This popular park is wheelchair accessible. It has a large children's playground and provides shelters with picnic tables, barbecue facilities and accessible public amenities. At beach access point 315 is the public Fraser Park Jetty and a lifeguard tower close by

  • Friendship Colonnade Botanic Gardens Tanawha
    • Address:
      Palm Creek Road

    Friendship Colonnade located in the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens is a popular location for wedding ceremonies and events. The Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden is open daily and admissions are free

  • Gardners Falls Riparian Reserve
    • Address:
      Obi Lane South Maleny

    Enjoy a picnic on the banks of Obi Obi Creek in this natural rainforest setting. There is a 300 metre sealed pathway to the water hole and picnic area. The public amenities block is located adjacent to the car park.

  • George VI Memorial Park
    • Address:
      North Street Yandina

    This park is known for it's skate bowl and basketball half court. The skate park is sheltered by shade sails. There is also a playground to be enjoyed by younger children.

  • Glass House Mountains District Park
    • Address:
      Page Street, Glass House Mountains

    This 4 hectare parkland features a mixture of open space, bush and wetlands, a sheltered playground and picnic facilities. It also includes a fully fenced dog off-leash area, public amenities and off street car parking