Sunshine Beach provides a laidback beach vibe and is the perfect place for your next quintessential beach escape. Stroll the main street, Duke Street, with its offering of dining options, early-morning coffee haunts, hip bars and boutiques. Or discover the seemingly endless stretch of crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches that make up Noosa's eastern beaches. Take the northern Sunshine Beach entry to the famed Noosa National Park and clamber over rocky trails and inlets that lead you all the way to Noosa Heads, with epic coastal views along the way. Welcome to Sunshine Beach.
Just a 5-minute drive south of Noosa Heads is Sunshine Beach, a coastal village on the southern side of the Noosa National Park. For some extra exercise, you can even walk around the Noosa National Park headland from Noosa Heads to reach Sunshine Beach (about 2.5 hours). First stop is the Sunshine Beach stairs at the northern end of the beach, also known as the ‘stairway to heaven’. Once at the top, there are stunning coastal views and it’s a popular spot for hang-gliders.
Finish your perfect Sunshine Beach day with dinner at this hard-to-get reservation perched over the village, serving a Middle Eastern-inspired set menu featuring local produce from chef Stacey, with homely service from Jade.
Stroll the main street, Duke Street, offering a host of dining options, coffee haunts, hip bars and a friendly, beachy atmosphere. Our pick for lunch or afternoon drinks has to be Embassy XO, with modern Asian-inspired cooking a slick cocktail bar overlooking the treetops of the village.
North Sunshine Beach is flanked to the north by the Noosa National Park headland, and to the south by the 3km sandy stretch of Sunshine Beach, which is the start of an expanse of surf breaks along the eastern beaches.
The modern, beautiful Sunshine Beach Surf Club was recently rebuilt, and boasts two outdoor decks with unparalleled coastal views, delightful dining, bar areas and gaming room. This is the go-to local for great food and memorable, relaxed times.