Feel less like a tourist and more like a local on the Sunshine Coast by spending a Sunday in Peregian Beach, located between Noosa and Coolum. This small beach village is centrally located and easy to cruise along the streets barefoot with a kind of buzzing relaxation you’re bound to find contagious.
Peregian Beach is considered by many to be a gem, and it’s easy to see why with it’s uncrowded beaches and pristine waters. Bordering the Noosa National Park on one end and Lake Weyba National Park to the east, we suggest swapping the bustling vibes of Noosa for something a little more relaxed. You can get there quickly by car, or by cycling from Noosa, taking in scenic views on a 7km paved bike path.
Join this vibrant, family-friendly community by walking about the town, dancing in the village square, or going for a swim on their patrolled beaches. We suggest heading to Peregian Beach on the 1st or 3rd Sunday of every month to take advantage of one, two, or dare we say both, of the town’s main events. The first are the Peregian Beach Markets on Kingfisher Drive. Stock up on crafts and local art, fresh produce and fare to pack a picnic for the day. Stay a bit longer and enjoy the Peregian Originals, a concert in the park from 1 to 4pm. You won’t find any covers here, as artists are encouraged to perform their original songs and tunes.
Eat like a local at Periwinkle Cafe, or scoop up some delectable pastries from Le Bon Delice. Or you can play gardener for a day and check out Veggie Village, a community garden filled with organic produce. If you want to do more than take in the view, Peregian Beach also provides access to Emu Mountain from Havana Road.
Peregian Beach consists of a strong patchwork of an eclectic community, filled with plenty of artists, vintage shops, and markets to captivate your attention. With just a stone's throw from Noosa, be sure to add this place to your Sunshine Coast itinerary for an authentic afternoon.