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Top 5 beaches in Sunshine Coast

Revered as a beach Mecca for the masses Australia's Sunshine Coast is home to some of the best beaches Down Under. Ideal for swimming and water sports here's a list of the area's top 5 beaches.

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Peregian Beach

Peregian Beach

Renowned as one of the most tranquil beaches on Sunshine Coast Peregian Beach is a pristine beachfront where find peace and serenity away from the trappings of popular beaches. Stretching onwards for miles this largely isolate beachfront is ideal for long walks and spending quality time with family or loved ones. Stunning sand dunes of sparkling white are also found here while Casuarina trees are add a rustic charm to this lesser known beach in Sunshine Coast. Accessible to pets seasoned visitors also stop by the fashion boutiques located near the beach for some retail therapy after a day of rest and relaxation.

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Sunshine Beach

Sunshine Beach

Synonymous with Sunshine Coast its namesake beach leaves little to the imagination. As a family friendly beach where swimming is not only encouraged but a beloved past time for generations of visitors, the calm and clear ocean waters surrounding the beach are its key attributes. In spite of its popularity in its home state and around the country Sunshine Beach feels like one's own piece of paradise as it never feels congested with innumerable visitors or swimmers. A surfer's dream come true the beach is also known for its near perfect surfing conditions. Families can bring their furry friends along for a day at the beach here while the beach's well-stocked beer garden also makes it a hit with locals and travellers.

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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba

Known as Sunshine Coast's activity friendly beach Mooloolaba beach is ideal for swimming enthusiasts and novices as the calm waters of the beach is perfect for beginners. Littered with snack stands and trendy cafes beachgoers have a wide choice when it comes to beachside refreshments. Located near Underwater World biking fanatics can take their cycles to the area between the Mooloolaba Spit and the beach and enjoy an afternoon ride.

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Kings Beach

Kings Beach

Ranked as one of Sunshine Coast's finest beaches in many travel publications this idyllic patch of beach in Caloundra truly deserves its name. Frequented by avid surfing enthusiasts the beach is shielded from the harsh northern winds in summer creating the perfect conditions for surfing activities. Sprawled across a vast area the most curious attribute of Kings Beach is of course its very own amphitheatre where local musicians can be heard belting out tunes at all hours of the day. Visitors hoping to explore Kings Beach would be wide to make reservations at Oaks Oasis or other Caloundra accommodation providers as the area is known to attract large numbers during the tourist season.

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Noosa

Noosa

Retail fanatics however should head down to Noosa Beach as it the beachfront that is closest to the exclusive clothing boutiques down Hastings Street. Famed for the Noosa Sandbar this popular surfer's Mecca is also a patrolled beach in the area where swimming activities are also available. Breathtakingly pristine and convenient Noosa Beach is one of the most conveniently located beaches on Sunshine Coast.