Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore
Colourful playground with a pathway and Mooloolaba beach in background
Beaches and parks directory
  • Last updated:
  • 10 Jan 2019

Search the Beaches and Parks Directory to locate parks in your area or search for facilities such as barbecues, public amenities (toilets), playgrounds, dog parks, walking trails and more. Hover over the pictograms for the a description or see the pictogram legend (mobile). Please note; this Directory includes popular open space destinations only. A complete list of beaches and parks across the region is coming soon. 

Our park and reserve network contributes to the Sunshine Coast’s unique character, relaxed and healthy lifestyle and rich biodiversity. It provides the ‘green frame’ of the region’s urban areas, edging our rivers, beaches and foreshores lining our streets and identifying our communities. It also makes the region an attractive place to visit and supports tourism, events and economic growth. View the region map, some unpacked statistics and park definitions[3016KB]

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  • Maroochydore Beach
    • Address:
      Alexandra Parade Maroochydore

    Beach Access points 141 - 153. The Maroochy Surf Club is located near Beach Parade where there are beach showers and public amenities. Also beside the Surf Club is a Memorial paying tribute to the victims of the 1950 RAAF Wirraway plane crash on the beach. Pierce Park at Melrose Parade has picnic facilities, a playground, public amenities and is across the road from the Maroochydore Beach Holiday Park. This patrolled surf beach runs from the Cotton Tree Holiday Park at Maroochy River mouth to opposite Maroubra Street at Alexandra Headland.

  • Martin Rungert Park
    • Address:
      Neill Road Mooloolah Valley

    The park provides a fully fenced playground under plenty of natural shade. There are also shelters with picnic tables and barbecue facilities, public amenities and off street parking

  • Mary Cairncross Park
    • Address:
      148 Mountain View Road Maleny

    The Butterfly Deck in the reserve is popular for wedding ceremonies. The endangered Coxens fig parrot and rare grey goshawk have been reported in the reserve and a small colony of red-necked pademelons can often be seen on the lawn areas adjoining the picnic area and playground. This ecosystem is protected for the conservation of biodiversity and provision of nature-based recreation activities. Guided tours are available.

  • McCarthy's Lookout Park
    • Address:
      563 Mountain View Road Maleny

    This scenic lookout provides on a clear day, almost 360 degree spectacular views. There is a shelter and picnic tables to soak up the views while enjoying a picnic

  • Meridan Downs Park
    • Address:
      Winchester Road Little Mountain

    This large park provides plenty of natural shade, open grass areas and a playground sheltered with shade sails. The park is a dog off leash area at all times (however dogs must be keep 5 metres clear of the playground at all times). Also provided are picnic shelters with barbecue facilities

  • Mill Park - Fenced Dog Park
    • Address:
      Mill Park, Simpson Street, Beerwah

    Located half way between Pine Camp Road and North Street, this fully fenced dog off leash park has multiple agility equipment as well as a dog tap and bowl.

  • Moffat Beach
    • Address:
      Queen of Colonies Parade Moffat Beach

    Beach Access points 272 - 275. Moffat Beach lies between Moffat Head and Tooway Lake. Moffat Beach is connected to Shelly Beach by a coastal pathway over the headland. Dogs are permitted off leash on the beach, as indicated on the provided signs from 4pm to 8am only

  • Moffat Beach Park
    • Address:
      Seaview Terrace, Moffat Beach

    Moffat Beach park lies between Seaview Terrace and the base of Moffat Head. There is a playground, shelters with picnic tables and barbecue facilities and an off street car park.

  • Monash Park
    • Address:
      Esplanade Golden Beach

    Monash Park is a waterfront park located between the Power Boat Club and Onslow Street. This location is popular for spreading out on a picnic blanket and soaking up the scenery. It is also a popular location wedding ceremonies. The park provides a beautiful outlook over the water, large open grass areas, natural shade and a boardwalk with interpretive signage that meanders through the mangroves

  • Mooloolaba Beach North Rocks
    • Address:
      Beach Terrace Mooloolaba

    This small beach and surf break at the southern end of Alexandra Headland and just to the north of Mooloolaba Main Beach is a also popular location for wedding ceremonies and events. There are plenty of rock pools to explore at low tide. Due to the current level of exposed rocks, this area is not recommended for swimming. Beach Access points 168 - 171.