The Sunshine Coast stretches over 55 kilometres of coastline, from Caloundra in the south to Noosa Heads in the north, with 36 stunning sun-soaked beaches.
From Caloundra to Noosa the coastline is strewn with sandy shores and open ocean, each with their own features and facilities. Some of the beaches are protected and safe for swimming, others are perfect for surfing and then there’s those that are ideal for a long leisurely stroll along the sandy shores. So don’t just visit the local beach here in Mooloolaba, but get out and about during your stay and enjoy some beach hopping.
So here is the lowdown on the sun-soaked beaches of the Sunshine Coast:
Beaches in Caloundra vary from the calm protected waters in the Pumicestone Passage at Golden Beach and Bulcock Beach, to the surf break at Moffat Beach, to family friendly Kings Beach. You can enjoy everything from windsurfing to volleyball, family barbecues to beach yoga and pilates on the beaches of Caloundra which is why it is very popular with families.
With its long stretch of open beaches, this region hosts some of the best surfing spots on the Sunshine Coast with names like Wurtulla, Buddina, Currumundi and Warana Beaches. Keen surfers are spoilt with their pick of uncrowded banks on this superb section of coastline.
Naturally our very own Mooloolaba Beach is extremely popular boasting countless barbecue areas, great amenities, clean swell and lifeguards aplenty. Mooloolaba’s serene beaches are a visitor’s dream and are very safe for swimming. Afterwards enjoy a bit of retail therapy at Mooloolaba’s exclusive boutiques or relax at one of the many cafes and restaurants for some alfresco dining along the beachfront.
The beaches surrounding Maroochydore offer something for everyone, with superb surfing and many recreation activities including kite surfing and fishing. Maroochydore Beach is patrolled by lifeguards 7 days a week for your safety. If you want to try some calmer waters then the Maroochy River has lovely sandy shores and is perfect for paddling a kayak or standup paddleboard.
Nestled amongst towering cliffs, the beaches surrounding Coolum offer a great blend of features and facilities with beaches at Coolum, Yaroomba, Marcoola and Peregian. You can join the crowds at the patrolled beaches, enjoy a quiet sunbake or surf at the more secluded spots and take the dog for a walk in the convenient dog friendly areas. Coolum is amongst one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular beaches.
Further north of Coolum, if you are looking for some quieter more secluded and lesser known beaches on the Sunshine Coast, try some of the spots between Coolum and Noosa – Marcus Beach, Sunrise Beach and Sunshine Beach. They are simply superb.
Noosa has a spectacular assortment of beaches offering everything from horse riding to snorkelling, leisurely swimming and great surfing. The main beach is patrolled 365 days a year and is perfectly protected from strong southerly winds. The area also boasts many uncrowded and secluded beaches hidden amongst the cliffs and bays throughout the Noosa National Park.
With an amazing selection of golden beaches offering families, couples or solo travellers numerous options, there is no wonder that visitors flock to the Sunshine Coast. You can surf, swim, sunbake, snorkel or SUP at one of these stunning beaches one day and try a different one the next!
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