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Sunshine Coast Beaches

Sunshine Coast beaches are famous around the country and for good reason.

Renowned for five-star surf and pristine beaches, there are dozens of them to choose from – perfect for those seeking true relaxation.

Sunshine Coast Beaches, Surf Report, Tide Times, Access Map & List, QLD


A visit here wouldn’t be complete without stopping by the Noosa Heads Main Beach. It’s one of the most popular beaches in Australia, and is perfect for surfing, sunbaking, swimming, shopping, and dining. It has everything that the idyllic beach town has, and it’s safe for swimming because it’s patrolled.

Some excellent right-hand breaks are found on the north side, while fishing is best in the entrance wall. From here, one can easily access the fashionable Hastings Street for elegant dining and shopping.

While in Caloundra, explore another one of the legendary Sunshine Coast beaches; Kings Beach. This destination is renowned for terrific water sports – no matter what time of year. Because of this, Kings Beach is highly recommended for sun-loving travellers who enjoy being active while being near the sea. There are also several tourist amenities all within reach including public barbecues, showers, toilets, and more. The saltwater pools here are ideal for kids.

Tea Tree Bay is an exceptional one for its breathtaking turquoise waters. The wide, golden sandy area offers lots of space for sun-baking and picnics, while the rock pools have proven to be a hit with young ones. The postcard-perfect coast is enhanced with the presence of pandanus trees, so don’t miss out on this one. However, swim with caution as this isn’t a patrolled beach.

Mudjimba Beach is a pristine tropical wonderland located near Maroochydore. Considered by many a hidden gem, this is perfect for people who want a quiet holiday, far away from crowds. It’s great for water sports or just relaxing under the shade with a good book.

Other highly-rated beach destinations in the region include Mooloolaba Spit Beach, Ninjas Beach, Point Cartwright, Red Beach, Shelly Beach, and many more.

Sunshine Coast beaches make the ideal backdrop for your next tropical holiday.



Inskip Point

Inskip Point

Inskip, QLD

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Carlo Sandblow

Carlo Sandblow

Rainbow Beach, QLD

The Carlo Sandblow is one of the most iconic and stunning attractions in Rainbow Beach. Famous for its surreal moonscape terrain, this unique sand mass is over 15 hectares large, and from here, one can enjoy views of...

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Noosa Spit

Noosa Spit

Noosa Heads, QLD

The Noosa Spit is a beautiful surf beach located on the head of the Noosa River. It’s close to the main beach, so you enjoy the best of both worlds: you get to escape the crowds while enjoying the consistent smaller...

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Rainbow Beach – Attraction

Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach, QLD

Rainbow Beach is a fantastic beach destination near the Cooloola Recreation Area between the Great Sandy National Park and Fraser Island. It’s the perfect starting point for those with a sense of adventure and who...

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Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach, QLD

Shelly Beach is a stunning popular area in Caloundra. Even though the Sunshine Coast boasts dozens of postcard-perfect beaches that are certainly more famous, this lovely stretch of beach is well-loved for its...

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Coolum Beach – Attraction

Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach, QLD

Coolum Beach is the perfect destination for surfers and sun-seekers looking for uncrowded beaches While many of the neighbouring beaches can get rather busy, this beach is more laid-back and pristine. Coolum Beach...

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Happy Valley

Happy Valley

Caloundra, QLD

Happy Valley is a popular park in Caloundra, featuring a spectacular beach linked to a kids’ playground. It’s aptly named because visiting this destination will genuinely bring a smile to anyone’s face. Happy Valley...

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Golden Beach

Golden Beach

Golden Beach, QLD

Golden Beach is one of the most stunning coastal areas on the Sunshine Coast. Located in Caloundra, the seaside suburbs hug the Pumicestone Passage, offering visitors the best sea and city in a gorgeous location. Golden...

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Peregian Beach

Peregian Beach

Peregian Beach, QLD

Peregian Beach, located 13 kilometres south of Noosa Heads, is home to several beautiful beaches. It’s popular among visitors for its relaxed coastal vibe and its quaint seaside village. Peregian Beach, Surfing, Tide...

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Bokarina Beach

Bokarina Beach

Bokarina, QLD

Bokarina Beach is a scenic coastal suburb located in the Sunshine Coast, just an hour away from Brisbane and between Caloundra and Mooloolaba. The area has become a highly-coveted place to live and retire because of its...

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Sunshine Beach

Sunshine Beach, QLD

Sunshine Beach is one of the most famous surf beaches in Australia. Behind it is the vibrant coastal village of the same name, renowned for sunny days and a relaxed tropical atmosphere in a stunning location. Sunshine...

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Kings Beach  – Attraction

Kings Beach

Kings Beach, QLD

Kings Beach is one of the most popular beach destinations in Caloundra. Popular for exciting water sports year-round, this is a must-visit for anyone who loves swimming, surfing and spending time by the sea. Kings...

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Moffat Beach

Moffat Beach

Moffat Beach, QLD

Moffat Beach in Caloundra is a true hidden gem on the Sunshine Coast. Even though it’s got popular beaches nearby, such as Dicky Beach or Kings Beach, it has a unique atmosphere and beauty of its own. Moffat Beach...

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Point Cartwright

Point Cartwright

Buddina, QLD

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Dicky Beach

Dicky Beach

Dicky Beach, QLD

Dicky Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the Sunshine Coast. The unspoiled beach and white sand invite sun worshippers, paradise seekers, and water sports lovers alike. Dicky Beach, Surfing, Weather, Tide...

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Mooloolaba Beach

Mooloolaba Beach

Mooloolaba, QLD

Mooloolaba Beach is one of the best swimming beaches on the Sunshine Coast. Several resorts, cafes back this scenic coastal area resorts, cafes, and restaurant options to satisfy even the most discerning sun-seeking...

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Woorim Beach

Woorim Beach

Woorim, QLD

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Sunrise Beach

Sunrise Beach

Sunrise Beach, QLD

Sunrise Beach is a holiday paradise just 5 minutes away from the stylish Hastings Street in Noosa Heads. If you are looking for the ultimate beach destination for a quick getaway, this is highly recommended. Sunrise...

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Mudjimba Beach

Mudjimba Beach

Mudjimba, QLD

Mudjimba Beach is a beautiful unspoiled beach area near Maroochydore. Boasting fine golden sand and clear waters, this coastal getaway provides lots of space for sun and sea lovers. Mudjimba Beach, Resorts, Park, Tide...

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Bulcock Beach

Bulcock Beach

Caloundra, QLD

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Buddina Beach

Buddina Beach

Buddina, QLD

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Cotton Tree Beach

Cotton Tree Beach

Maroochydore, QLD

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Maroochydore Beach

Maroochydore Beach

Maroochydore, QLD

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Tea Tree Bay

Noosa Heads, QLD

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Castaways Beach

Castaways Beach

Castaways Beach, QLD

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Marcus Beach

Marcus Beach

Marcus Beach, QLD

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Kawana Beach

Kawana Beach

Buddina , QLD

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Red Beach

Red Beach

Bongaree, QLD

Red Beach is a scenic stretch of dog-friendly beach in Bribie Island. There are hardly any amenities here, just the wild stretches of sand and water peppered with vine-covered dunes. Red Beach, Tide Times, Weather, Car...

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Wurtulla Beach

Wurtulla, QLD

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Bongaree Beach

Bongaree Beach

Bongaree, QLD

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Sylvan Beach

Bellara, QLD

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Warana Beach

Warana Beach

Warana, QLD

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Little Cove Beach

Little Cove Beach

Noosa Heads, QLD

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Laguna Bay

Laguna Bay

Noosa Heads, QLD

Laguna Bay is a pristine cove in Noosa Heads. It’s a great place to go if you want to be away from the crowds while enjoying the beach. The bay’s calm waters are perfect for swimming, canoeing, paddling, and snorkelling...

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Point Perry

Point Perry

Coolum Beach, QLD

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Sunshine Beach Dog Beach

Sunshine Beach, QLD

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Granite Bay

Granite Bay

Noosa Heads, QLD

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Point Cartwright Beach

Point Cartwright Beach

Buddina, QLD

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