If the name does not already allude to beautiful sunny days on the beach; Sunshine Beach is a gorgeous little town worth spending some time. Home to a white sandy shoreline fringed with pandanus trees, the choice of surf breaks nearby makes it a hotspot for all types of travellers. With many beachfront resorts and accommodation options along with restaurant and bars, it combines all of the elements for the ultimate holiday. Overlooking the water is the Sunshine Beach Surf Club, which links directly onto the shore.
The Sunshine Beach stairs sit in the north and showcase views across the sea and the shoreline. The beach links straight on to Noosa National Park. Stroll along the headland, for about two and a half hour walk, eventually leading you to Noosa Heads.
Stay in Sunshine Beach for a quiet escape to enjoy the very best of nature.
Nestled at the south end of Noosa National Park sits Sunshine Beach; a small, good-vibes-suburb of Noosa spilling over a 3km stretch of white sand beach. Come for the surf, but stay for an extended coffee break and get ready for a slower pace of life.
Sunshine Beach is a hidden gem for surfers with plenty of beach breaks and minimal crowds; almost guaranteeing you’ll catch a wave in the right conditions (best at high tide). The beach is patrolled, giving you peace of mind when you go for a surf or swim. Keep in mind rips can be strong in this area. For those that like to fish, the shoreline offers deep longshore troughs for the perfect cast.
Noosa Coastal Track
Sunshine Beach is an access point for the Noosa Coastal Track in Noosa National Park. With a steep staircase, get ready to feel the burn; hiking up to the top to enjoy the cliffs of the National park. Continue onwards to Alexandria Bay, or head all the way to Noosa. Buses provide a shuttle between Noosa and Sunshine Beach regularly, which you can find at the Sunshine Beach Surf Club.
After a morning spent by the water, explore the shops located on Duke Street. Head to Costa Noosa for freshly roasted coffee, sip your coffee of choice with your favourite book in hand. Pop into artisanal shops, boutiques, and surf-catered stores along the way. For a leisurely afternoon, pick up some fresh goods at the bakery, deli, or general store; and why not head back down to the shores of Sunshine Beach for a picnic.
Amazing ocean views
Spend the evening watching expansive views of the Pacific ocean with an ice cold beer at the newly renovated Sunshine Beach Surf Club. For dinner, join Masterchef Australia runner-up Matt Sinclair at his busy restaurant, Sum Yung Guys for a mouth-watering dining experience. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Noosa Heads; Sunshine Beach is an overflowing cup of respite for the soul. Offering an effortless style you’re bound to be charmed by.