Holidays in Noosa Beach

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Noosa Beach showing tropical scenes and a sandy beach as well as a family

Pristine white-sand shores, calm waters and lush forest alongside cosmopolitan shopping and dining await in this fashionable beachside town.

Noosa has rainforest, cosmopolitan shops and cafés, an internationally renowned dining scene and some of the best beaches on the Sunshine Coast.

Noosa Beach, or Main Beach, lies on the southern shore of Laguna Bay. It’s one of the few north-facing beaches in Australia, meaning the waves are gentle year-round. The beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers 365 days a year. Throw a towel down on the clean, white sand and relax. Along the waterfront, development has been limited to low-rise buildings only. With the bright blue water and views towards the lush Noosa National Park headland, you could be forgiven for thinking you were on a tropical island.

Get active and sign up for surf lessons with one of the surf schools positioned along the beach. The gentle waves are the perfect place for beginners to find their feet. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can take on the bigger waves off the headland. The beaches off Noosa National Park are recognised as some of the best surfing spots in Australia.

Just behind Main Beach is Hastings Street, Noosa’s main thoroughfare. Stroll up and down the lively strip lined with chic boutiques, ice cream shops and restaurants. Cafés with outdoor tables are filled with well-dressed patrons hoping to be seen, although shorts and thongs are still acceptable attire near the beach.

Try seafood platters and bowls of pasta in restaurants along Hastings Street or get takeaway fish and chips and eat on the boardwalk that lines the beach. Shady trees and built-in benches make this the perfect spot to people-watch and look out to sea.

Noosa is divided into three main areas: Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction and Noosaville. Noosa Heads encompasses Hastings Street and Laguna Bay. The area around Hastings Street can be one long traffic jam on weekends and school holidays. Park in the large free carpark at the northern end of Hastings Street and get around on foot or by bicycle.

Noosa lies 160 kilometres (99.5 miles) north of Brisbane and about a 20-minute drive north of Coolum. Come by bus or hire car.

1517 Cheap Hotels Near Noosa Beach

Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
5 out of 5
Little Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$266 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Located in Noosa Heads, this luxury resort is within a 5-minute walk of Yunaman Bushland Reserve and Hastings Street. Noosa Beach is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away.
4.4/5 Wonderful! (982 reviews)
"Lovely suite, great private view into greenery- very peaceful. Nice quiet room. Will definitely stay again."

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2021

Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
RACV Noosa Resort
RACV Noosa Resort
5 out of 5
94 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$396 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
This family-friendly Sunshine Coast aparthotel is located on the riverfront, within a 5-minute walk of Weyba Creek Bushland Reserve North, Weyba Creek Bushland ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,409 reviews)
"I like environment"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2021

RACV Noosa Resort
Mantra French Quarter Noosa
Mantra French Quarter Noosa
4 out of 5
62 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$273 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
This family-friendly Sunshine Coast aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, just steps away from Yunaman Bushland Reserve and Hastings Street. Noosa ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,474 reviews)
"Very accommodating Helpful with the parking etc We overlooked Hastings st which can have a bit of noise from restaurants but it finishes early enough so doesn’t Interrupt sleeping . Bed very comfortable but pillows are terrible. I always take my own"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2021

Mantra French Quarter Noosa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Noosa Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Noosa International Resort
Noosa International Resort
3.5 out of 5
1 Edgar Bennett Avenue, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$210 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Noosa International Resort
RACV Noosa Resort
RACV Noosa Resort
5 out of 5
94 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$396 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
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Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
5 out of 5
Little Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$266 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
Mantra French Quarter Noosa
Mantra French Quarter Noosa
4 out of 5
62 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$273 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Mantra French Quarter Noosa
The Sebel Noosa
The Sebel Noosa
4.5 out of 5
32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$445 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
The Sebel Noosa
Tingirana Noosa
Tingirana Noosa
5 out of 5
25 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$400 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Tingirana Noosa
Seahaven Noosa Beachfront Resort
Seahaven Noosa Beachfront Resort
4.5 out of 5
15 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, QLD
Seahaven Noosa Beachfront Resort
Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
5 out of 5
14-16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$573 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
Ocean Breeze Resort
Ocean Breeze Resort
3.5 out of 5
52 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$276 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Ocean Breeze Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.