Coolum has many access routes leading to numerous beachbreaks like Peregian Beach. Pitta Street, at the south end of town, has long been the focus since slabs of coffee rock hold the sand together when the surf hits a bit bigger from the SE. Ripable peaks and good shorey sections on high tides.
Less crowded than Coolum, but there is a crew on it most days. Beginners should stick to the town beach 2km north.