What to do
Beachside fun for you – and your dog!
Sunshine Beach is on the southern side of the Noosa National Park headland, about a 5-minute drive from Noosa Heads – you can even walk around the headland from Noosa Heads to Sunshine Beach (about 2.5 hours) - for stunning coastal views. It’s the start of a 15km stretch of open beaches with surf breaks and plenty of white sand, perfect for long walks or even a bike ride. Lifesavers patrol the beach every day, so take a dip between the flags. Sit by the sand dunes and watch great surfing action or bring your board and join in!
Bring the dog to play on the off-leash dog beach and look out for humpback whales passing by from June to October. Walk or jog up the ‘Sunshine Beach stairs’ (let us know how many!) at the northern end of the beach for the most beautiful clifftop views of the Noosa National Park headland and Coral Sea.
Stroll along the main street, Duke Street which is home to restaurants, cafés and bars, and shops from a hair salon to surf gear, homewares and gifts, and Pilates and yoga studios.