Rocketing up Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Best Beaches for 2020 to number five in the South Pacific with a bullet is Noosa Main Beach – and what’s not to love? This idyllic stretch of golden sand and clear blue water is bounded by Australia’s most visited national park and is backed by luxurious beachfront accommodation. Main Beach is just a stone’s throw from some of the coast’s coolest restaurants, cafés and boutiques in upmarket Hastings Street and is home to one of the country’s finest foodie events, the Noosa Eat & Drink Festival. A winning combination in anyone’s book!
Coolum Beach has a laid-back, holiday atmosphere that makes a nice change from the hustle and bustle of neighbouring beach towns. The home break of pro surfer Julian Wilson, the beach’s consistent waves and glassy waters make it a favourite for surfers and body boarders. Coolum Beach is backed by a shopping and entertainment strip featuring a range of fine dining and casual eateries. And you can’t miss Mount Coolum – a grand volcanic dome that offers 360-degree views of the region - presiding over the leafy streets of this beautiful coastal town.
With water temperatures ranging from a sensationally warm 26 degrees in the summer to a delightfully balmy 21 degrees in the winter, any time is a great time to hit a Sunshine Coast beach!
Sunshine Coast beaches are, quite simply, some of the most amazing in the world. Rimmed with wide stretches of clear white sand, you can choose from beaches with pumping surf breaks or calm bays sparkling with clear warm water. Most beaches are patrolled by surf lifesavers and are rarely crowded, giving everyone space to stretch out on the sand, play beach sports, swim, body surf, or jump on a board and ride a wave all the way in to shore.
Even better, most beaches have a load of restaurants where you can fuel up for breakfast before your swim or sip a cocktail to finish the day.