Pelican Waters to Golden Beach (SCCP 1)

Sunshine Coast
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This is currently the southernmost start of the Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway (SCCP) as it winds its way along the shoreline on the inside of Bribie Island. This section is very popular with visitors enjoying various water sports and with great views across Punicestone Passage.

Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Head to Caloundra and take Park Place/Landsborough Parade south. Cross the bridge and turn immediately left into Raleigh Street and onto The Esplanade. Follow this all the way to the boat ramp at the far end, where there is plenty of parking space.


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Route/Trail notes:

Start from the boat ramp at the end of Keith Hill Park and head north along the pathway. At the top end (Military Jetty), cross the bridge and follow the path to the right down through Apex Park to the Power Boat Club car park.

Return by the same route.



Other References/Comments:

As with all the sections of SCCP, you can do them in either direction, role one or more together, or get someone to drop you off and pick you up further along the track.

There are numerous points along the way for a swim, grab a coffee or a bite to eat. Take your dog for a swim, but check the beach entry points for any restrictions.


Walked from the end at the mouth of Bells Creek through to Currimundi today, lunch at the cafe and then an Uber back. It was a beautiful day with a soft breeze and an amazing blue sky. Nice flat walk with stunning views.

Bobbe on 10 Oct, 2020

On ANZAC Day 2016, we completed a Walking Wounded charity walk of 42.2km from Pelican Waters to Cotton Tree along the then Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway (SCCP). It took us twelve hours (including stops for coffee and lunch) and we had blisters on blisters.
So now (2020), is an opportunity to break the walk down into smaller easier achievable sections that everyone can enjoy, including walking along the beaches, a ferry ride and will likely extent beyond Cotton Tree and include new pathways that have been created in the last three years.
This is SCCP1, but feeling energetic I carried on today and did section 2 as well!

F.A.B. on 4 Jan, 2020


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