Yaroomba is a beach front suburb on the Sunshine Coast, adjoining Point Arkwright and 12 km north of Maroochydore.

Yaroomba has Point Arkwright at its northern end and Mount Coolum just beyond its southern border. It has a long, wide beach that can be risky for swimming, with wild waves and a hard, sharp bottom. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing the beach. (The origin of Point Arkwright's name seems more certain. Richard Arkwright and Edmund Cartwright - hence Point Cartwright at Buddina - were industrial inventors in the English cotton industry.)

Yaroomba is on the David Low Way, a coastal highway financed mainly by coastal land developers in the late 1950s. An early postwar 'settler' was the Luther Heights Youth camp (c1958) overlooking Point Arkwright. A large wetland area was much later developed as the Coolum golf course (1988) with the Hyatt Regency Resort.

Yaroomba's census populations have been:

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