Heading to the beach over summer is one of the best parts of living and holidaying right here on the Sunshine Coast, but staying safe is really important as conditions can change very quickly!

Whether you want to swim, surf, kayak, have a picnic, take a walk, or simply relax, there is a stunning beach here to suit your needs.

It can be a blissful experience but water safety at the beach should be a top priority for both locals and visitors alike.

Bulcock Beach

Bulcock Beach

With this in mind, we have listed the safest places to swim – patrolled beaches!

Patrolled all year: 

  • Kings Beach
  • Dicky Beach
  • Mooloolaba Main and Spit
  • Alexandra Headland
  • Maroochydore
  • Twin Waters
  • Mudjimba
  • Discovery Beach
  • Coolum
  • Noosa Main Beach
  • Noosa West
  • Sunshine Beach
  • Rainbow Beach
Swim between the flags at Mooloolaba Beach

Swim between the flags at Mooloolaba Beach

Patrolled seasonally

Seven days a week between September to May, plus weekends, school and public holidays during winter

  • Bulcock Beach
  • Marcoola
  • Buddina/Kawana
  • Coolum North
  • Peregian
  • Sunrise Beach

Weekend service

Weekends, school and public holidays all year

  • Currimundi
Mooloolaba Beach

Mooloolaba Beach

Minimal seasonal service

Weekends, school and public holidays from September to May

  • Kings Beach Pool
  • Boardwalk
  • Bokarina
  • Wurtulla
  • Inskip Point

Holiday service only

School holidays between September and May

  • Golden Beach
  • Yaroomba

Remember to always swim between the red and yellow flags, check beach conditions before swimming, and learn beach safety rules regarding rips, stingers and sun safety for the best beach experience.

Stay safe on our beaches

Stay safe on our beaches

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