Whether you’re planning or already heading to Australia, there is no better way to spend your time away with your loved ones, and yes, that means your friends in paws as well.
If you’re looking for a blend of urban life or close encounters with mother nature and everything in between, then Sunshine Coast is the place to go.
Here, we’ll be covering what you need to know about the Sunshine Coast and some of the best pet-friendly holiday accommodations on the Sunshine Coast.
How to Get to Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast is a quick day trip from Brisbane and you can arrive here by rail or electric train services, Brisbane’s Central Station typically takes about 1.5 hours as it is 101 km away.
Alternatively, you can also hire a car or hop on a shuttle bus at Brisbane Airport to take you straight to where you’re staying overnight.
Things to Do and See on Sunshine Coast
While there are plenty of things you can do and see in Sunshine Coast, we’ve compiled a recommendation list for you to consider. Which includes:
- Visit the SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with over 10,000 marine species such as jellyfishes, sharks, rays, and more!
- Swim with whales at the Sunreef Mooloolaba
- Trek through Glass House Mountains
- Learn how to surf at Coolum Surf School
Best Beaches on Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast’s beaches are well-known for having cotton-soft sands and crystal clear blue waters, with some of these beaches close to our list of best pet-friendly accommodations. Here are our top Sunshine Coast beaches you should check out:
- Mooloolaba Beach
- Noosa Main Beach
- Marcoola Beach
- Coolum Beach
- Alexandra Headland Beach
See also: Brisbane’s Best Cheap and Luxury Hotels
Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation Sunshine Coast
Marcoola House, Pet Friendly, Sunshine Coast
The Pet-Friendly Marcoola House is conveniently located at 2 Celamatis Court, 4564 Marcoola, and is only 2.6 km away from Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport.
Best of all, the property is situated near Marcoola Beach, only 150 meters or a 1-minute walk. Some popular holiday destinations nearby include Cotton Tree Holiday Park, the Surf Club Mooloolaba, and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium (perfect for families).
Marcoola House features three fully air-conditioned bedrooms, a patio, a solar-heated swimming pool (cooler seasons), and a complete and ready-to-use kitchen (with equipment and utensils).
In addition, they also provide complimentary high-speed internet and laundry machines. If you plan to bring your pets, then that’s a green light when you stay in this property, as long as you keep your pets off the furniture.
For some ideas on your list of itineraries throughout your stay, there are a handful of activities that you could try out.
These include a friendly game of table tennis, fishing, and golfing to put that swinging game to the test. For an energy recharge and delicious meals, look no further, as the Bulli Italian restaurant and the Little Boar cafe/bar are close by.
Bayz Maroochy Waters
The property is situated at 2/114 Tepequar Drive, Maroochydore, and is a 5.2 km journey from Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport.
Several beaches in the area, such as Maroochydore Beach, Alexandra Headland Beach, and Marcoola Beach (a car ride is recommended).
For exploring, Bayz Maroochy Waters is quite close to Cotton Tree Holiday Park, Mooloolaba Marina, and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium.
Bayz Maroochy Waters features various facilities such as complimentary parking, free Internet connection, family rooms, and non-smoking rooms, and is dog-friendly.
To top that off, this Maroochydore holiday rental also provides a fully equipped kitchen to cook up some homemade delights, a private bathroom, laundry services, pet bowls, and a pet basket for your furry friend(s).
To keep your days filled with thrills and joy, there are quite a few things you can do in or around the area.
This includes watersports, snorkeling (off-site), cycling, canoeing, and billiards. The property provides an indoor play area, board games, and puzzles to keep the little ones entertained to top off your family holiday at Sunshine Coast.
The Piano Bar restaurant and the Hello Harry cafe/bar can be found just 2 km away from the Bayz Maroochy Waters for some belly-filling.
Oloway 40 – 2 BDRM Pet Friendly* Budget Home
Oloway 40 is strategically located in 40 Oloway Crescent, 4572 Alexandra Headland, and is a 7.1 km car ride from Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport.
There are two beaches nearby, including Alexandra Headland Beach and Maroochydore Beach. You can check out the Ginger Factory, Kawana Waters Marina, and Sunshine Coast Stadium for some Sunshine Coast exploring.
The property’s features include two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a washing machine, two bathrooms, and dog and pet friendly.
In addition, Oloway 40 also has some outdoor furniture and a terrace to enjoy the warming sunrise and gentle breeze.
While the property may not have many activities aside from playing volleyball at the beach, it does offer accessibility to off-site activities.
These include visiting the SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium for a deep dive into some marine life and fishing or swimming at Cotton Tree Holiday Park.
When it comes to cuisine, there are plenty! Some walking-distance restaurants include the infamous Nando’s, Alex Bar & Grill, and McDonald’s Maroochydore for a big mac or two.
Top of Alex – Amazing Views
This pet-friendly holiday house is located at 70 Tantula Road West, 4572 Alexandra Headland, and is only 8 km from the Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport.
Luckily, Top of Alex is close by to plenty of beaches, including Alexandra Headland Beach and Maroochydore Beach to relax and unwind under the sun.
Some recommended destinations include Mooloolaba Marina, Aussie World, and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium to go sightseeing in the area.
Top of Alex – Amazing Views, features a shared outdoor swimming pool, a private pool for some alone time, a garden for a short stroll, barbecue facilities to get your grilling game going, and allows you to bring along your beloved pets to stay over!
Furthermore, the property also provides a family room, free parking, Internet access, a terrace, and pet bowls to ensure your furry friends stay energized and hydrated throughout the stay.
To fill in your itinerary list, you can head to a nearby golf course to get swinging, located about 3 km from bed and breakfast.
The property also provides food and beverages such as fresh fruits, wine, champagne, and special diet menus on request. Alternatively, you can also check out the Black Bunny cafe/bar and the Alex Surf Lifesaving Club restaurant within 1 km from the property.
122 Mudjimba Beach Road, Mudjimba
This accommodation provider allows pets and is located at 122 Midjimba Beach Road, 4564 Mudjimba, and is only a short 1.1 km drive from Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport.
For some time, enjoying the crashing waves and salty breezes, there are a few beaches for you to head to. They include Marcoola Beach, Maroochydore Beach, Alexandra Headland Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, and Kawana Beach.
To top that off, the property enables accessibility to tourist sites such as Aussie World, Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park, and the Ginger Factory.
122 Mudjimba Beach Road, Mudjimba features three bedrooms, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen to stew some homemade cuisine, and is a great pet-friendly accommodation at Sunshine Coast (some charges may apply).
The home is fully air-conditioned (nothing to worry about during the summer heat) and is a non-smoking property. Some complimentary facilities include parking and high-speed Internet to help you stay connected.
The holiday home is designed specifically to keep you relaxed and at ease with a balcony and outdoor furniture provided on the balconies.
You can also relax in their outdoor and roofed hot tub during cool evenings or nights. To get something to eat, you can check out High Tide restaurant just 1.2 km away.
Mudjimba Beach House
The apartment is located at 26 Sycamore Street, 4564 Mudjimba, and is only a 1.1 km car ride away from Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport.
The closest beach you can head to is Marcoola Beach (within walking distance), while other beaches such as Maroochydore Beach and Alexandra Headland Beach may require a car for convenience.
To get the most out of your stay at Sunshine Coast, you have to check out Aussie World and Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park.
The Mudjimba Beach House at Sunshine Coast features two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine to get those dirty laundry cleaned up, and two hot tubs in the two bathrooms.
In addition, the property also has a bar to get a drink or two, a swimming pool for a nice cooling dip during hot times of the day, and barbeque facilities to do a bbq on this beachfront accommodation.
Best of all, pets are allowed with no additional charges applied!
To keep your days filled with thrills, there are a handful of activities to choose from. They include horse-riding, diving, canoeing, fishing, and hiking (additional charges may apply).
The apartment provides various board games and puzzles you and your loved ones can play together for some in-home entertainment.
To get reenergized, the apartment is close to the High tide bar grill & cafe restaurant and Florentinos cafe/bar, within a short 0.3 km walk.
Mudjimba Esplanade Villa
The holiday home is situated at 2 25 Mudjimba Esplanade 2, 4564 Mudjimba, and is only 1.6 km away from Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport.
For your convenience, you can find Marcoola Beach less than a kilometer away from the property. Other beaches you can find a little further are Maroochydore Beach and Alexandra Headland Beach.
You should consider some of the go-to attractions nearby are Aussie World, Dicky Beach Family Park, and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium.
Mudjimba Esplanade Villa offers various featured facilities, including three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, and even a children’s playground.
Additionally, pets are allowed (no charges apply), pet bowls for treats and hydration, and a pet basket for your furry friend’s traveling needs.
The property is packed with activities you can choose from, including a water park, snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, fishing, canoeing, cycling, and golfing.
When it comes to meals, the property is nearby to various cuisine options, such as Sunshine bakery cafe, High Tides Bar & Grill cafe/bar, High Tides Restaurant, and Florentinas Italian & Pizzeria under a kilometer away from the holiday home.
Saltwater Villas – Pet-Friendly Accommodation
This Sunshine Coast resort is situated at 15 Goonawarra Dr, 4575 Mooloolaba, and takes a 9 km car ride from the Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport.
The closest beach you can find in the area is Mooloolaba Beach, just 450 m from the location. Other beaches such as Alexandra Headland Beach, Kawana Beach, and Maroochydore Beach may require a car to get there.
We recommend checking out Mooloolaba Bech, the Surf Club Mooloolaba, and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium for some Sunshine Coast exploring.
Saltwater Villas feature an outdoor swimming pool, complimentary WiFi, and barbeque facilities and is pet friendly (charges may apply).
Furthermore, the property also provides pet bowls for your furry friend’s nutrition and hydration, allergy-free rooms, and family rooms to stay close with your loved ones.
In case you’re out of activities, don’t worry; Saltwater Villas has various activities to offer.
These include visiting temporary art galleries, watersports, canoeing, fishing, and golfing (some charges may apply). There are two options close by for some calorie recharging, including See Restaurant and the Coffee Club cafe/bar.
CULBARA27-Family Holiday On Canal
CULBARA27-Family Holiday On Canalis is a holiday rental located at 27 Culbara Street, 4557 Mooloolaba, and is 9.6 km away from Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport.
There are plenty of beaches near the area, including Mooloolaba Beach, Alexandra Headland Beach, and Kawana Beach, within 2 km from the property.
Some of the popular attractions nearby include Cotton Tree Holiday Park, Aussie World, and Big Pineapple for you to check out.
CULBARA27 offers various facilities, including four bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a private outdoor pool, and allows pets (no charge apply).
In addition, the holiday home also has air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi, and free parking.
For some activities you can do during your stay, the property provides family rooms, an outdoor dining area, a terrace, and barbeque facilities to get that grilling game going,
Consider this place a staycation for some quality and alone time with your pets.
Amazing Canal House with Private Jetty, Gym, and Pool
This elegant holiday home is located at 4575 Mooloolaba and is a 10.2 km car ride from Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport.
To catch some salty air, crashing waves, and golden sands, the property is close to Mooloolaba Beach and Kawana Beach.
Check out SEA LIFe Sunshine Coast Aquarium, Mooloolaba Marina, and Kawana Waters Marina for some walking-distance explorations.
The Sunshine Coast luxury accommodation features four bedrooms, free WiFi, a fully ready-to-use kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave, and allows your beloved pets to tag along (charges may apply).
The home also has air-conditioning, heating for colder times of the year, a private outdoor pool, and a spacious dining area to feast on some delicious homemade delights.
Amazing Canal House with Private Jetty, Gym, and Pool, also provides BBQ facilities and a balcony for a steak night or two (perfect for families) with amazing views of the Mooloolah River canals.
There are two cuisine options near the property: Rice Boi restaurant and the Good Bean Espresso Bar.
Regardless of whether you plan to visit during the warmer or colder seasons of the year, Sunshine Coast has much to offer for you and your friends and family, and yes, even your furry pals who tagged along with you.
Every great vacation would always include a great place to stay the night in to get back to tip-top shape and get the most out of your Sunshine Coast holiday.
We hope this list of pet-friendly stays at Sunshine Coast can be put to good use in your traveling plans for this year or the next, and we wish you safe travels!
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