With paths available all up and down the coast, covering a little extra distance than usual was also not difficult. Like this one: the coastal path from Mooloolaba to Cotton Tree. I started at sunrise and was back at the surf club at Mooloolaba for morning coffee with hubby.
I started the walk down near The Spit, so it was just over 10kms return. from the Esplanade it’s 4.4kms each way.
Aside from the headland between Alex and Mooloolaba, this is a flat, very easy walk.
Why do it?
For the scenery. On a nice day, the beaches are fabulous- and on a moody Monday morning in the middle of winter, it can feel like you have them to yourself.
Absolutely- each of the surf clubs has a coffee cart or kiosk. Plus there are plenty of little places like this one that you walk past.
Available at each surf club.
The path is wide and paved the whole way- making it accessible for wheelchairs and prams.
Leashed only. Don’t forget to pick a plastic bag up from the dispensers along the way…
Each Sunday the main street in Cotton Tree is closed to traffic and a well worth a look at market moves in.
Alternatively, why not break your walk at the halfway point and stop for breakfast? Cotton Tree has plenty of great coffee shops to choose from.