sunshine coast

Sunshine Coast

When it comes to unearthing Queensland’s coastal jewels, the Sunshine Coast is a treasure trove, offering endless stretches of powdery sand, shimmering turquoise waters bordered by swaying palms, and dramatic coastal landscapes that are simply irresistible.

First Bay
This coastal hideaway, tucked just south of Coolum’s Main Beach, is a local secret you’ll want to know about. First Bay, with its serene cove, blush-tinted rock pools, and serene swimming spots, also serves up some solid surf breaks. Anglers delight in catches such as Dart, Jewfish, and Tailor here. Though not patrolled by lifeguards, it remains one of the Sunshine Coast’s most enchanting beaches.

Mooloolaba Beach
A quintessential beach destination, Mooloolaba Beach is an all-ages favorite, boasting a slice of coastal heaven. With its soft, white sands and a gentle surf patrolled by lifeguards, it’s ideal for a full day under the sun. Bordering the beach is the bustling esplanade, leading you to another gem, the Mooloolaba Spit, for more aquatic pleasures.

Cotton Tree Beach
Where the Maroochy River meets the sea lies Cotton Tree Beach, a versatile location for peaceful swims or active paddle-boarding. Between the vibe of Alexandra Headland and the energy of Maroochydore, Cotton Tree is a place to unwind and indulge in seaside tranquility. With BBQs dotted around and camping options close by, it’s perfect for day-trippers and overnighters alike.

Moffat Beach
Caloundra’s Moffat Beach is a southern secret worth sharing. It’s not just a beach but a community hub with a park for families, an excellent surfing point, and nearby cafes for seaside dining. Extend your visit with a scenic stroll along the coastal path to Kings and Bulcock Beaches, and you’ll understand why it’s rated as a top coastal walk.

Noosa Main Beach
A standout even amongst the best, Noosa Main Beach is synonymous with year-round perfection. Its sheltered waters are ideal for all swimming levels, and the lush national park nearby offers hidden coves to explore. The Noosa Surf Club is a must-visit for post-swim refreshments with a view.

Alexandria Bay
Known affectionately as A-Bay, this expansive stretch of sand nestles between Sunshine Beach and Noosa. Accessible through a scenic walk in Noosa National Park, it rewards your efforts with relative seclusion and untouched beauty. Pack everything you need; this is a spot to settle into and savor.

Why is the Sunshine Coast so beloved?

The Sunshine Coast embodies a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle, with friendly locals and a serene atmosphere, making it a peaceful alternative to city life.

Which beach is the safest?

Noosa Main Beach stands out as particularly safe, being one of the few north-facing beaches on the east coast of Australia and fully patrolled.

Alcohol consumption on beaches?
Queensland’s Liquor Act 1992 prohibits the drinking of alcohol in public spaces, including beaches.

Sunshine Coast vs. Gold Coast: affordability?
Property prices and the cost of living on the Sunshine Coast tend to be more affordable than on the Gold Coast, Sydney, or Melbourne.

Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast: which is better?

The Sunshine Coast offers less commercial, more protected beaches, ideal for families and those who prefer quieter, sheltered spots.

Is the Sunshine Coast worth visiting?

Absolutely. The Sunshine Coast is a region brimming with diversity, from stunning natural wonders to plentiful local produce, all situated between Brisbane and K’gari (formerly Fraser Island).

When is the best time to visit?
The Sunshine Coast enjoys warm weather year-round, with minimal seasonal variation. Spring (September to November) is particularly delightful.

Are there stingers at Sunshine Coast?
While the Sunshine Coast’s waters can be home to marine stingers like the ‘box jellyfish’ and irukandji, they are more prevalent in tropical Queensland waters.

When traveling and in search of accommodation on the Sunshine Coast in and around Noosa, the perfect holiday can be created to suit your personal needs. From great family value resorts, camping sites in caravan parks, van Cabins, villas, apartments, beach houses, river boat houses, golfing resorts and hinterland retreats with what are arguably some of the best beaches in the world to discover.

With a series of waterways and perfect surrounds as your backdrop plus a range of desirable accommodation on Sunshine Beach, Noosa makes this part of Australia the much loved holiday destination to be enjoyed and remembered.

Spectacular bays, cliff tops, lush forest, national park land all in minutes from Noosa’s main beach, boardwalk and Hastings Street cafe’s, shops, gallery and award winning restaurants using local grown produce and the catch of the day from the surrounding oceans to savour.

Abundant activities available from Surfing some of the best waves, 4WD Tours into Rainforest Territory, Noosa River, Lakes and Everglades Tours, to camel riding on the beach.

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For decadence and relaxation in 5 star luxury some of the worlds best Resort Spa’s are in this area available to undergo a mind, body and spirit altering vacation. Situated directly on Hastings Street is the Sheraton Resort & Aqua Day Spa and Therapy Centre set in a private outdoor courtyard offering signature treatments plus 24 hour room service.

For one of the most outstanding Golf and Spa Resorts set in a hotel environment, villas also available, the Hyatt Regency Coolum, being the home to the PGA Championship stars set on 150 hectares of rainforest and bushland fronting the Pacific Ocean and 2km of pristine Sunshine Coast Beach. Offering to suit everyone and a Kids Club to cater for 0 – 12 years. Limited cooking facilities but 4 Restaurants, 3 Bars and many cool facilities available.

The most accommodation available in this Sunshine Coast region of Australia is Apartment style suites set in Resort surrounds and sub tropical settings. More recently modern architect designed Apartments offering all the mod cons and conveniences for the modern lifestyle already acquired and very much desired awaits you.

What more can we say…Check out these Noosa destinations listed for your next Sunshine Coast vacation or quick get away.