Accommodation Blue Mountains Australia
The Sunshine Coast is known for its endless stretches of beaches, small coastal towns and numerous family-friendly attractions a bit further from the waterfront. The holiday hotspot is only an hour from Brisbane, offering the perfect destination for a weekend getaway, although there is plenty to do if you stay longer. While much happens along the coast, a wide range of inland activities add to the mix: some of Australia’s best zoos and theme parks are only a short drive from the beachfront villages. And if you like walking and hiking, you won’t run out of trails to explore. Holiday homes abound, from ritzy rentals steps from the beach to spacious family homes with views of the Glass House Mountains.
Sunshine Coast Beaches
Many travellers visit the Sunshine Coast first and foremost for the beaches, which are favoured by swimmers and surfers alike. Even if you don’t want to get in the water, you can stroll barefoot for miles on the white sand. Noosa Main Beach, a short stroll from trendy cafes and stylish boutiques, is a popular destination with families, providing a safe swimming environment and the opportunity to take part in a surf lesson or rent some gear and try stand-up paddle boarding. This beach is patrolled. If you’re a more experienced surfer, you can spend some time at Mooloolaba Beach and if you get hungry, you can stop at one of the restaurants along the waterfront esplanade. Travelling to the Sunshine Coast with the family pet? You might prefer dog-friendly Sunshine Beach, which is another popular spot for surfing.