Sunshine Beach

Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Beach showing markets and street scenes as well as a large group of people

Open-air bars and cafés meet golden sands at this laid-back beach just a short distance from the stunning Noosa National Park.

The gorgeous Sunshine Beach is renowned for its blue-green waters and perfect surfing spots. Enjoy Sunshine Beach’s cosmopolitan waterfront, with stylish boutiques, cafés and restaurants. Take a walk on the beach and explore the bush trails within the rocky northeast headland of Noosa National Park.

Stroll through the national park, one of Australia’s most visited parks. The wild coastline is an important refuge for native wildlife and contains wallum heaths, rainforest and kauri pine. It takes about 40 minutes to walk to Alexandria Bay and 1 hour to walk to Noosa’s Laguna Bay. Explore the scenic Noosa Heads along a selection of five trails, ranging from 0.6 to 3 miles (1 to 5 kilometers) each way and catering to all fitness levels.

Stretch out on the golden sands of Sunshine Beach and relax with a good book. The northern part of the beach is friendly to dogs; watch locals bringing their pooches to enjoy the sunshine and salty air. Enjoy an uncrowded surfing session at the open coastline. If you’re a beginner, arrange a lesson with the experts at the local surf school.

Head to the local beach bar and find a spot on the deck for a delicious meal or cool drink. Stroll along the shady main street, enjoy a coffee or browse the clothing boutiques. If you are at Sunshine Beach on a Sunday, head to the Sunshine Beach Surf Club for Sunday Sessions. These afternoon live-music events are a hit with locals and visitors alike. Enjoy the music with a backdrop of uninterrupted ocean views.

Sunshine Beach is on the southern side of Noosa National Park, located between Noosa and Coolum. The beach is only a 5-minute drive from Noosa Heads. The laid-back atmosphere and picturesque sights of Sunshine Beach make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature.


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Dolphins Beach House
Dolphins Beach House
1.5 out of 5
14-16, Duke Street, Sunshine Beach, QLD
The price is AU$100 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
Located in Sunshine Beach, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sunshine Beach Village Shops and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hastings Street and Noosa Beach. Ed ...
4/5 Very Good! (46 reviews)
"Helpful pleasant staff. Clean facilities."

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

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Sundancer Holiday Apartments
Sundancer Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
11 Henderson Street, Sunshine Beach, QLD
Located in Sunshine Beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Sunshine Beach Village Shops and Noosa National Park. Hastings Street and Noosa ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (275 reviews)
"The unit had a great position, well designed and very clean."

Reviewed on 8 Nov. 2021

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Chez Noosa Resort Motel
Chez Noosa Resort Motel
3.5 out of 5
263 Edwards Street (David Low, Sunshine Beach, QLD
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The price is AU$134 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Located in Sunshine Beach, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Noosa National Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Noosa Beach and Hastings Street. Alexandria Bay ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (312 reviews)
"Friendly staff, clean room, easy parking"

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2021

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Noosa Flashpackers - Hostel
Noosa Flashpackers - Hostel
2 out of 5
102 Pacific Ave, Sunshine Beach, QLD
The price is AU$120 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
Located in Sunshine Beach, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Noosa National Park and Sunshine Beach Village Shops. Hastings Street and Noosa Beach are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (57 reviews)
"The private room was great. Very clean room and bathroom, the rain shower was a treat and a comfy king size bed."

Reviewed on 8 May 2021

Noosa Flashpackers - Hostel
Award-winning private couples retreat, mins to beach, National Park, & village
Award-winning private couples retreat, mins to beach, National Park, & village
Located in Sunshine Beach, this romantic apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Alexandria Bay Track Trailhead and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hastings Street ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (78 reviews)
Just what we were after
"Our sunshine beach was just what we were looking for. Great location, lovely space and Jean made our visit very easy."

Reviewed on 8 Nov. 2021

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Award-winning private couples retreat, mins to beach, National Park, & village
La Mer Sunshine
La Mer Sunshine
4 out of 5
5-7 Belmore Terrace, Sunshine Beach, QLD
Located in Sunshine Beach, this romantic apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sunshine Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hastings Street and Noosa Beach. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (145 reviews)
"My daughter and I stayed here recently and really Enjoyed how close it was to the Sunshine Beach shops and restaurants. Having the beach across the road was also fantastic. Lovely cLean apartment and helpful onsite managers."

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2021

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