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 condition 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.
With this in mind, we have listed the safest places to swim – patrolled beaches!
Swim between the flags
Seven days a week between September to May, plus weekends, school and public holidays during winter
Weekends, school and public holidays all year
Weekends, school and public holidays from September to May
School holidays between September and May
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.