A sleepy suburb loved by locals, Yaroomba is without doubt one of the hidden treasures of the Sunshine Coast. The name ‘Yaroomba’ comes from the local Gubbi Gubbi language word meaning ‘surf on the beach’, and as this name suggests it’s a popular local surf spot.
The long stretch of spectacular beach is marked at the north end by Point Arkwright and is fringed by undeveloped coastal bushland. Why not take a break from the heat by walking the shady loop through Yaroomba Bushland Park?
The pristine beach is not only enjoyed by the people that live here, it is also popular with the local wildlife. Every year many endangered Loggerhead turtles come ashore to lay their eggs along this stretch of beach.
Yaroomba has a fascinating past. In 1862 a sailing ship called the Kirkdale ran aground here on its way to Sri Lanka. History buffs may even catch a glimpse of the wreck’s final resting place after a king tide!