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Coastal Pathway: Maroochydore to Alex Surf Club

Coastal Pathway: Maroochydore to Alex Surf Club
Alexandra Headland
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Trail type
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3.2km
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A great section of the coastal pathway with an option to return on the beach, starting in the heart of Maroochydore you pass thru Cotton Tree with a range of cafe's and finish in heart of Alex.

SUITABILITY
This is a pathway suitable for walkers, recreational cyclists, even folks in wheelchairs. This is a great family ride option where the kids can be motivated by a reward at the end of the journey no mater which way you ride it. It's a busy pathway so always be aware of other users.

HIGHLIGHTS
Start anywhere in Cotton Tree and grab a coffee to go and as you start your walk you will be looking over the Maroochy River and can chose now to leave the path behind and do this walk as a beach walk in one direction and return on the path, just duck onto the beach behind the swimming pool to start your beach experience. If riding is your thing then just follow the path as it heads to the beach and it will lead to Alex surf club and beyond. The main highlight of this section are the many dinning options to chose from as there are surf clubs and cafes all along this section! Thus making this the best kid motivation intro ride out there as there are ice cream stops at almost every stopping point along the path. The length of the experience can be changed to match the abilities of all our younger riders out there.

AFTERWARDS
There are lots of option to do afterwards: have a swim; continue along path to Mooloolabah; grab lunch or dinner; or even watch a movie at the plaza you can really make this a day!

The Coastal Pathway is part of the 96 km Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway that stretches from Pelican Waters Bell’s Creek in the south to Tewantin in the north so this experience can be expanded which ever way you ride/walk.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: It is recommended you start in or near Cotton Tree as there is a lot of parking and supporting facilities, so find a spot anywhere along or near The Esplanade.

To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point.

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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for wheelchairsSuitable for wheelchairs
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for walkingSuitable for walking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for recreational cyclingSuitable for recreational cycling
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for mountain bikingSuitable for mountain biking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for horse ridingSuitable for horse riding
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for kayakingSuitable for kayaking
  • Icon showing this activity has drinking water availableDrinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity has a barbeque on siteBarbeque on site
  • Icon showing this activity has a picnic table on sitePicnic table on site
  • Icon showing this activity has toilets on siteToilets on site
  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
  • Icon showing fires are prohibited at this activityFires prohibited
  • Icon showing camping is permitted at this activityCamping permitted
  • Icon showing camping is prohibited at this activityCamping prohibited
  • Suitable for walking Suitable for walking black lines Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for recreational cycling Suitable for recreational cycling Suitable for recreational cycling
  • Drinking water available Drinking water available Drinking water available
  • barbeque on site barbeque on site Barbeque on site
  • Picnic table on site Picnic table on site Picnic table on site
  • toilets on site toilets on site Toilets on site
  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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Review Date: 11/05/2019

An absolute must! Such a beautiful walk - plenty for the kids to see and do. Playgrounds along the way; jetties to spot fish, crabs and watch the pelicans and seagulls take flight; and a beautiful ANZAC memorial. We never tire of visiting cotton tree and doing this walk.

Reviewed By: Michaela

Review Date: 05/04/2019

Really love this walk as great for the family to do on a late afternoon on a weekend - lovely scenery and an easy walk (or bike ride) for the family.

Reviewed By: sharyn

Review Date: 27/11/2018

This is a great easy walk to do, that shows you both the beautiful Maroochy River as well as our stunning beaches. A great walk to do in your lunch break!

Reviewed By: Sam

Review Date: 26/11/2018

A beautiful flat track. This is my favourite track to take a run. It is peaceful, pretty and not too busy with other runners or walkers. Those that you do pass by are always quick to acknowledge with a hello or a good morning. The sunsets along the Maroochy River are amazing too and a great way to unwind after a day in the office

Reviewed By: Carissa

Review Date: 19/11/2018

Great views, particularly at sunrise. This trail followed by a swim outside Alex Surf Club before work is the best way to start the day in summer. I also recommend extending the walk up the hill to Mooloolaba if you have extra time, and the good views just keep coming!

Reviewed By: Jade

Review Date: 14/11/2018

Easy stroll by the water with amazing sights. Wish I could have gone for a swim at the end.

Reviewed By: Marcia

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IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL '000'.

Always Adventure Safely!

  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
  • Use the trails with consideration for your abilities, be prepared for the adventure ahead:
    • Be aware of the weather conditions, found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/.
    • Always wear appropriate clothing, focus on good footwear.
    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
    • Be Sun Safe!
    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
  • Just getting started try this site for good useful information: https://www.trailhiking.com.au/hike-safety/
  • Sunshine Coast Council does it’s best to maintain current information but things can change so always be aware that a trail may not be as listed in this guide, and report and issues via our feedback link.

Sunshine Coast Council

For any issues with this experience please contact:

Sunshine Coast Council via 07 5475 7272 or via e-mail: adventure@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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