It is no secret that the Sunshine Coast is home to plenty of great places for a day out with the whole family, including your furry friend!
Below are 5 of our top spots on the Sunny Coast that we think are worth the visit!
1. Stumers Creek Dog Beach, Coolum Beach
One of the most popular dog friendly beaches on the Northern end of the Sunshine Coast is Stumers Creek Dog Beach at Coolum Beach. A beautiful, long stretch of beach that allows your dog to be off lead from access 72 (just north of the Coolum Surfclub) all the way up to access 61 at Peregian Beach.
Depending on the tide at the beach, the creek at Stumers Creek can be full and
flowing, making a fun day for the whole family. Pack your umbrella and sunscreen and set up for a sunny day. Be sure to keep your furry friends on lead until their paws reach the sand.
2. Terella Brewery, North Arm
Just a 20 minute drive from Coolum Beach is the little town of North Arm. Here is where you will find Terella Brewery; one of the many dog friendly breweries that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Not only do they have a great selection of locally made beers and ciders, as well as an array of different food trucks each weekend, they also have a farmyard full of little animals to observe and interact with! If you time your visit right, you might even be lucky enough to watch the daily goat run, where they release the goats from the farmyard and let them run back into their paddock. You might need to hold onto your dog's leash for that one!
3. Mt Ninderry, Ninderry
If you and your pup are the adventurous kind then Mt Ninderry sounds like the place for you! Halfway between Yandina and Coolum Beach is where you will find the mountain. From the carpark, it is roughly around a 40 minute climb/walk up to the summit, with plenty of beautiful look outs along the way. Dogs are to remain on lead at all times, but could be put to use in helping pull you all the way up! Once at the top you will get amazing views of the Sunshine Coast, reaching from Sunshine Beach all the way down to Marcoola, and a lovely view of the grass fields on the other side of the mountain.
4. Noosa River foreshore, Noosaville
You will find the famous Noosa River in the laid back spot of Noosaville. You and your dogs can enjoy the 2km stretch of the foreshore, home to many great cafes, restaurants and bars. If the dine in option doesn’t suit, there are plenty of public bbq spots to use and enjoy a picnic whilst watching the boats and fisherman out and about. On a nice sunny day with a high tide, the river is a great spot for a quick dip with your pooch.
5. Noosa Botanic Gardens, Cooroy
If a scenic drive is what you are after, head out to Cooroy and you will come across the peaceful Noosa Botanic Gardens. A great place for the whole family, dogs included! Nicely pathed the whole way through, the gardens are equipped with picnic spots as well as having great views over looking Lake Macdonald. The Noosa Botanic Gardens cover over eight hectares and are home to a wide range of native and exotic plants, as well as over fifty different bird species.
Check out our local Noosa dog friendly accommodation options here.