Visitors Guide to Sunshine Beach
Many of our holiday homes are located in or close to Sunshine Beach in Noosa, and with very good reason …
Drenched in beach culture and just a few minutes from “The Heads”, Sunshine Beach has a laid back but often bustling little village. Filled with some of Noosa’s best loved restaurants, alfresco cafes and boutique shops there is a little something for everyone.
At the beach end of Duke Street and overlooking the ocean is the award winning Surf Life Saving Club SLSC which is super kid friendly and not to be missed for breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply enjoying a coldie while you take in some of the best views in all of Queensland.
Speaking of food, as you walk up Duke Street from the beach be prepared to have your pick of cuisine and dining experience. Most places have alfresco and indoor seating. There is also plenty of takeaway. In the park next to the SLSC you will find a free BBQ too.
For the most family friendly places try:
- The Deck
- Off The Hook Takeaway
Embassy XO and Marble Bar also deserve honourable mentions.
In Duke Street you will find two bottle shops and a small but packed to the rafters Foodworks for things like milk, bread and some basics.
The takeaway has traditional Australian beach fare.
On the beach just North of the SLSC you will find an off-leash exercise area (Access 27). If you want an entire off-leash beach you don’t have to drive far south to Sunrise Beach (Access 38).
Without a doubt the biggest draw is the beach itself which is patrolled by lifesavers every day of the year. Although swimming between the flags is highly recommended a few beach breaks nearby for surfers attract a few locals especially when conditions are right.
Sunshine Beach is a bushwalkers delight. There are a couple of entry options in the adjoining Noosa National Park, either head north at the end of beach for a steep picturesque climb which can take you past Alexandia Bay, Granite Bay and all the way around the Heads to Noosa Main Beach.
Alternately you will find a trail that leads from Parkedge Road in Sunshine Beach and accesses various trails within Noosa National Park (map at the Parkedge Road entrance)